The Australian miniseries Sunshine, actor Anthony LaPaglia and the documentary series The Queen & Zak Grieve have been nominated for awards at the 58th annual Monte Carlo Television Festival.
Sunshine – or Sunshine Kings, as it was known internationally – is nominated for outstanding long fiction program; a crime thriller set in Melbourne’s South Sudanese community, it aired on SBS in 2017.
Anthony LaPaglia in the SBS drama Sunshine.
"Europe has clearly marked its territory, although the United States, Canada and Australia are still present," the festival's chief executive Laurent Puons said.
Puons also noted the inclusion of programs from Iran, Malaysia and Qatar in the news category.
The Monte Carlo Television Festival, or as it is more formally known the Festival de Télévision de Monte-Carlo, was created by Monaco's Prince Rainier III in 1961 and was intended to "encourage a new art form, in the service of peace and understanding between men."
The festival is held in Monaco each June.
Prince Albert II of Monaco, right, presents the Crystal Nymph to producer Jerry Bruckheimer at the Monte Carlo Television Festival.
The festival's awards, the Golden Nymphs, are considered to be among the world's most prestigious television awards; the statuette is based on the "Salmacis" Nymph by the Monegasque sculptor Francois Joseph Bosio.
The recipient of the Crystal Nymph, awarded for lifetime achievement, has not yet been announced; previous recipients include Dame Helen Mirren, Jerry Bruckheimer, Donald Sutherland, Patricia Arquette and Marg Helgenberger.
Full list of nominees
Long Fiction Program
Kästner Und Der Kleine Dienstag ("Kästner And Little Tuesday"), Germany/Austria
Sunshine Kings (Australia)
Pau, La Força D'Un Silenci ("The Power of Silence"), Spain
Le Viol ("Raped: The Day The Abuse Became A Crime"), France
Howard's End UK
Little Boy Blue UK
Actor in a Long Fiction Program
Florian David Fitz (Kästner Und Der Kleine Dienstag)
Anthony LaPaglia (Sunshine Kings)
Joan Pera (Pau, La Força D'Un Silenci)
Ewan McGregor (Fargo)
Matthew MacFadyen (Howard's End)
Stephen Graham (Little Boy Blue)
Actress in a Long Fiction Program
Melanie Lynskey (Sunshine Kings)
Carrie Coon (Fargo)
Hayley Atwell (Howard's End)
Sinéad Keenan (Little Boy Blue)
Comedy TV Series
Lâcher Prise ("Freefall"), Canada
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel USA
Comrade Detective Romania/USA
The End of the F***ing World UK
This Country UK
Fallet ("The Case"), Sweden
Actor in a Comedy TV Series
Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs Maisel)
Charlie Cooper (This Country)
Adam Godley (Fallet)
Actress in a Comedy TV Series
Sophie Cadieux (Lâcher Prise)
Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs Maisel)
Daisy May Cooper (This Country)
Lisa Henni (Fallet)
Drama TV Series
Beau Séjour ("Hotel Beau Sejour"), Belgium
Gidseltagningen ("Below The Surface"), Denmark
La Casa De Papel ("The Money Heist"), Spain
The Good Fight USA
Glacé ("The Frozen Dead"), France
Actor in a Drama TV Series
Billy Campbell (Cardinal)
Johannes Lassen (Gidseltagningen)
Charles Berling (Glacé)
Ioan Gruffudd (Liar)
Actress in a Drama TV Series
Lynn Van Royen (Beau Séjour)
Paprika Steen (Gidseltagningen)
Christine Baranski (The Good Fight)
Joanne Froggatt (Liar)
Hissa Hilal, Eine Stimme Hinter Dem Schleier ("The Poetess"), Germany
The Queen & Zak Grieve Australia
Unit 731: Elite Doctors and Human Experimentation Japan
Taking Back Marawi Malaysia
Britain's Greatest Hoaxer UK
FN Och Övergreppen ("Abuse and the UN"), Sweden
Live Breaking News
Unang Hirit: Resorts World Manila Attack GMA Network, Phillipines
Qatar Blockade Al Jazeera English, Qatar
Zimbabwe BBC News, UK
Grenfell Tower Fire Sky News, UK
#MosulSOS RT, Russia
Television News Item
Libya Slave Auction CNN International, USA/UK/Libya
Zendan ("Jail"), IRIB, Iran
Mosul Front Line Sky News, UK
Rohingyas BBC News, UK
Prix Spécial du Prince Rainier III
Forest Blind South Korea
A Plastic Whale Sky News, UK
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