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Shefali Shah, Jim Sarbh, Vir Das Nominated For 2023 International Emmy Awards

Shefali Shah , Jim Sarbh , and Vir Das , three talented actors, have clinched nominations for the 2023 International Emmy Awards , as revealed by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on Tuesday.

Shefali Shah and Jim Sarbh garnered nominations in the acting categories for their roles in "Delhi Crime" and "Rocket Boys," respectively, while Vir Das earned a nomination for his Netflix comedy special, "Landing."

Shah has secured a nomination in the Best Actress category for her outstanding performance in the second season of the critically acclaimed Netflix series. It's worth noting that the first season of "Delhi Crime" made history by winning the International Emmy for Best Drama Series in 2020, marking India's first-ever win in this category.

"I can't find the words to describe what I'm feeling. 'Delhi Crime' is such a special project to me. While the first season of the show brought home the award in 2020, being nominated in the Best Actress category for 'Delhi Crime' season two is just overwhelming," Shah said in a statement.

In the same category, Shah's nomination places her in competition with Connie Nielsen from the Danish series "Drommeren," Billie Piper from the British show "I Hate Suzie Too," and Karla Souza from the Mexican series "La Caida."

Sarbh's nomination is in the Best Actor category for his portrayal of nuclear physicist Homi Bhabha, often regarded as the Father of India's nuclear program, in "Rocket Boys." This SonyLIV series was created by filmmaker Nikkhil Advani.

"I am overwhelmed and excited to be nominated under the best actor category at the International Emmy Awards for my portrayal of Dr Homi Bhabha in 'Rocket Boys'. It is an honour to be recognised amongst such talented individuals from across the world," the 'Rocket Boys' actor said in a statement.

"This nomination is a testament to the hard-working, dedicated, and extremely talented cast and crew, who brought the incredible story of Dr. Sarabhai and Dr. Bhabha to life. I loved working on 'Rocket Boys', a project that salutes India's scientists, artists, and leaders, the pioneers of a newly birthed nation," he added.

Sarbh will be up against tough competition in the Best Actor category, facing Gustavo Bassani from "Iosi, El Espia Arrepentido" (Argentina), British actor Martin Freeman for "The Responder," and Jonas Karlsson for the Swedish series "Nattryttarna."

Das' stand-up special, "Landing," has earned a nomination in the Comedy category. The other contenders in this category include "Derry Girls" Season Three from the UK, "El Encargado" from Argentina, and the second season of the French show "Le Flambeau."

The 44-year-old actor-comic expressed his deep appreciation, calling the International Emmy nomination an "incredible honor."

"To be a comedy special from India nominated against massive TV shows from across the globe in a category like comedy. I'm just very glad to be able to represent India, Indian comedy and Indian stand up. This ride has been crazy and I'm so thankful for everyone who made this happen - my hardworking team, and of course, Netflix India for putting 'Vir Das: Landing' on the map," Das said.

The International Emmy Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place in New York City on November 20.

Additionally, the ceremony will feature the honoring of film producer Ektaa R Kapoor with the prestigious Directorate Award, recognizing her trailblazing career and significant impact on the Indian television landscape.