Canneseries kicked off this week in the French city and stars including Sandra Oh, Patrick Dempsey and Phoebe Waller-Bridge braved the wet and windy conditions to walk down the pink carpet.
Ten drama series played in competition at the event, which ran alongside Mip TV, and the organizers have now revealed the winners.
Israeli drama When Heroes Fly won the top award – Best Series. The drama, which was created by Omri Givon and stars Tomer Kapon, Michael Aloni and Moshe Ashkenzi, follows four friends, war veterans of a Special Forces unit, reuniting for one final mission: to find Yaeli, the former lover of one of them and sister of another. The thriller, which is from Israeli’s Keshet, is set in the Colombian jungle.
Francesco Montanari won the award for Best Performance for his performance in The Hunter (Cacciatore). The series, which was commissioned by Italy’s Rai and distributed by Beta Film, is set in Palermo in 1993 and explores war between the mafia and the state that is claiming the life of criminals as well as the innocent.
Adoption drama Miguel, for Israel’s Hot, picked up the Special Performance Prize, while NRK’s State of Happiness (Lykkeland), a period oil thriller, won Best Screenplay, for the work of Mette Marit Bølstad as well as Best Music.
The jury that decided the awards included president Harlan Coben and members such as Paula Beer, Audrey Fouché, Melisa Sözen, Cristobal Tapia de Veer and Michael Kenneth Williams.
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