Vir Das Triumphs with International Emmy Win; Ekta Kapoor Honored with Directorate Award
At the recent 51st International Emmy Awards , Vir Das secured his second International Emmy nomination and emerged victorious in the Comedy category for his Netflix comedy special, "Vir Das: Landing." His win added another accolade to his career as a comedian and actor. Additionally, the much-loved series "Derry Girls" triumphed in the same category, contributing to a lively celebration of comedic talent.
Meanwhile, producer Ekta Kapoor was bestowed with the prestigious International Emmy Directorate Award, recognizing her outstanding contributions and leadership in the entertainment industry. This recognition serves as a testament to Kapoor's remarkable influence and impact on the global stage.
Vir Das is awarded the Best Comedy
"The official X handle for the International Emmy Awards announced Vir's victory, "We have a tie! The International Emmy for Comedy goes to Vir Das: Landing produced by Weirdass Comedy/ Rotten Science/ Netflix." Among the other nominees were "El Encargado" from Argentina and the second season of the French show "Le Flambeau."
Ekta Kapoor on her triumph in bringing home Emmys
During the ceremony, Ekta Kapoor was bestowed with the prestigious Directorate Award, acknowledging her groundbreaking career and influence on the Indian television industry. Reflecting on her win, Ekta expressed a mix of emotions, describing the moment as 'shocking, surprising, and a bit scary'. In a conversation with India Today following the award presentation, holding an Emmy in her hand,she said, "This is for you India. We are bringing home your Emmy."
Shefali Shah did not secure a victory
Shefali Shah didn't win the International Emmy for Best Actress despite her outstanding performance in Delhi Crime. The award went to Karla Souza, a Mexican actor, for her role in Dive. The other nominees in the category included Connie Nielsen for the Danish project The Dreamer – Becoming Karen Blixen and Billie Piper from the UK for I Hate Suzie Too.
Shefali Shah has been sharing moments from her experience at the 51st International Emmy Awards in New York. The event was hosted by Penn Jillette, one half of the performing duo Penn & Teller, known for their magic acts.
(With AI Inputs)
GENZ News is the ultimate destination for the trend-savvy generation! Stay on top of the GenZ news with India's first and the only product for GENZs
READ ON APP