Festival prize for Anthony Hayes

18 June, 2015 by Staff Writer

Anthony Hayes’ performance as a tenacious cop in Hoodlum’s Secrets & Lies earned him the most outstanding actor in a miniseries prize at the Monte Carlo Television Festival’s Golden Nymph Awards.

Frances O'Connor was named outstanding actress in the same category for her work in the UK kidnap drama The Missing, which was also feted as best miniseries.


Hoodlum's Tracey Robertson received the Golden Nymph trophy on Hayes' behalf.

Italy’s Gomorra was voted best international TV drama and its lead Marco D'Amore took the outstanding actor award in that category, while Welcome to Sweden was named best international TV comedy series.

The winners of the international TV awards were How I Met Your Mother (best comedy), NCIS (best drama) and The Bold and the Beautiful (best soap opera/telenovela).

The International Red Cross committee prize went to Belgium’s Do Not Touch Me, which examined girls who are facing genital mutilation. Japan’s Storytelling of Hostages took the Monaco Red Cross award.

South Korean environmental documentary Island in the East Sea – Seagull’s Nest  received the Prince Rainier III prize and the Amade award went to ITV News’ The Desperate Struggle to Save Iraq’s Yazidis.

The awards were presented on Thursday night, the festival’s closing night.

In other Hoodlum news, Michael Ealy (The Following) has been cast as the male lead in the second season of the US ABC network’s Secrets & Lies. Juliette Lewis returns as Detective Andrea Cornell, who investigates the murder of the wife of Eric Warner (Ealy).