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Top of the Lake sweeps Monte Carlo

Jane Campion’s mini-series has taken all three mini-series Golden nymphs at the Festival de Television de Monte-Carlo.

Travelling to Monaco as a UK production, Top of the Lake beat off another UK production, The Great Train Robbery as well as the Czech Republic’s The Last Cyclist, France’s The Source, Italy’s The Engineer and US show American Horror Story: Coven.

Top of the Lake won the Best Mini-Series gong, with Elisabeth Moss and Peter Mullan taking the category’s acting awards.

Top of the Lake

Top of the Lake

The Monte-Carlo is very much a glam-fest, where one can barely move without tripping over an actor – especially ones appearing on US network shows. Among those treading the red carpet was former Outrageous Fortune lead Grant Bowler, promoting Defiance.

In the subtitled categories the honours were evenly split between Sweden’s The Bridge (Best Euro drama, Best Actress) and Israel’s Hostages (Best International Drama Series, Best Actor). Both series have had US remakes, although only The Bridge made it past a first season.

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