Viaplay original Trom, the first ever Faroese drama, was presented with the Jury Prize and Ulrich Thomsen scooped Best Actor for his leading role in the series at the Golden Nymph Awards, the closing event of the 61st Monte-Carlo Television Festival, hosted by Miss France 2021, Amandine Petit, and magician Eric Antoine at the Grimaldi Forum.
Trom follows journalist Hannis Martinsson (Ulrich Thomsen), who unexpectedly receives a message from Sonja, who claims that she is his daughter and that her life is in danger. Reluctantly returning home to the Faroe Islands to investigate, Hannis discovers her body in the bloody waters of a whale hunt and his search for answers soon brings him into conflict with local DCI Karla Mohr (Maria Rich) as he uncovers a web of secrets in the close-knit community.
The official selection of Golden Nymph nominees eligible for honours comprised A Private Affair (Spain), Made In Oslo (Norway), Martha Liebermann (Germany), Romance Of Ida (Hungary), The Offer (USA), The Terminal List (USA), The Tourist (UK), Trom (Faroe Islands) and Vincenzo Malinconico, Avvocato d’Insuccesso (Italy).
CEO of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival, Laurent Puons, said: “As our Festival is now the leading one of its kind in Europe so our competition continues to grow in stature. This year the level of the Official Selection was exceptionally high with numerous worldwide premieres. I know that both sets of juries found it really challenging to make their final selections.”
H.S.H. Prince Albert II added: “I would like to thank the jury members, the talented actors, creatives and executives from around the world who have contributed to the success of this 61st edition of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival. Excellence has defined the quality and the creativity of the global content showcased within the competition.”