|Jacob Young, Karla Mosley and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood accept |
the Golden Nymph.
Cast members Karla Mosley (Maya Avant), Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy Forrester) and Jacob Young (Rick Forrester) attended the festival in the Principality of Monaco, as guests of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, from June 15th to 18th. They accepted the Golden Nymph Award on June 18th.
Accepting the Golden Nymph on June 18th, Mosley gave a heartfelt acceptance speech on behalf of the show:
"We would be remiss to get up here and accept an audience award and not thank our amazing fans who have been committed; those of you who are new, those of you who have been watching every day for almost 30 years, we thank you, we love you.
"This truly is an acceptance speech for us. For those of you who don't know, and this is a spoiler, my character Maya Avant just a few months ago came out as transgender. And we have been blessed by this passionate, complicated beautiful storyline by our writers, and our executive producer Bradley Bell.
"As I look out here at all of you so beautiful and talented and intelligent and creative, I can't help but think how urgent and how important it is that we create content that touches the heart. And sometimes that's a laugh, sometimes it's a tear, and sometimes it's sparking challenging conversations. So this is for the 40% of the transgender community who has attempted suicide, as opposed to the 5% of the general population. This is for the 12 plus transgender people who have been brutally murdered in the United States alone. And it's also for hope, it's for those of you whose story is finally included in our canon, and for those of you parents who just might understand what your child is so desperately trying to tell you. We love you, we thank you, we are your allies. Merci beaucoup."