'Game of Thrones,' 'Modern Family' among winners
LONDON — HBO’s “Game of Thrones” won the Golden Nymph for drama series and 20th Century Fox’s “Modern Family” nabbed the comedy series prize at the Monte Carlo Television Festival Thursday.Thesping honors went to Denmark’s Mille Dinesen for “Rita” and Germany’s Henning Baum for “The Last Cop” in the drama series category, and Tina Fey for “30 Rock” and Jason Priestley for “Call Me Fitz” in the comedy skein competish. “Yasu — A Single Father’s Story” from Japan’s pubcaster NHK was tapped as top miniseries with acting honors in that category going to Emily Watson for “Appropriate Adult” from the U.K. and Julien Boisselier for “Henry of Navarre” from Germany. In the TV movie category, the top award went to “The Last Fine Day” from Hager Moss Film in Germany, the helming prize went to Japan’s Masato Harada for “Early Autumn,” and the acting kudos went to Woody Harrelson for “Game Change” and Germany’s Christine Neubauer for “Hanna’s Decision.” The news docu prize was shared by “Terror Island” from TV2 in Norway and “Bahrain: Shouting in the Dark” from Al Jazeera English in Qatar. Anne Sweeney, co-chair of Disney Media Networks and prexy of Disney/ABC Television Group, was awarded an honorary Golden Nymph in recognition of the group’s achievements in the global entertainment biz. Among guests on the red carpet were Eva Longoria, Madeline Stowe, Ted Danson and “The Big Bang Theory’s” Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch.