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International Emmy Awards 2023: Vir Das wins the award for best comedy series ‘Vir Das Landing’

Madhulika Rai



International Emmy Awards

New Delhi: Vir Das and Indian Filmmaker Ekta Kapoor are the proud Indians to win the award at the International Emmy Awards 2023 held in New York. Comedian Vir Das shared the award with ‘Desi Girls’ Season 3. His show ‘Vir Das Landing’ is currently streaming on Netflix. Another Indian who made the country proud is none other than the most popular name in the television industry Ekta kapoor who was honoured with the most prestigious Directorate award. The award was presented by the famous author Deepak Chopra.

The First season of Delhi Crime won the award for the best drama series in 2020. The International Emmy Awards are underway in New York and  is hosted by actor and comedian Rhys Darby. The nominations were announced in the month of September by the International Academy of Television Awards and Sciences.


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Filmmaker Ekta Kapoor honoured with Directorate Award

Other Indian Actors who were nominated this year were Vir Das and Jim Sarbh. Indian Filmmaker Ekta Kapoor also becomes the first Indian Filmmaker woman to win an award. She took to instagram to express her joy ..


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This is for India’ 

The Filmmaker also gets emotional after receiving the award. She recalled the day when she started Balaji Productions from her father’s garage and thanked her mother. She held the award in her hand and said, this is for India. She won the award for her contribution in the television industry and entertainment. She has produced many popular TV shows like ‘Kabhi Saas bhi bahu thi’ ‘Kahani ghar ghar ki’ ‘Kasauti zindagi ki’ and Bade Ache lagte hain’


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Let’s take a look at the winners

Best Drama Series – The Empress

Best Actress -Karla Souza

Best Actor-Martin Freeman

Best Comedy- Vir Das

Best Television Movie- La Caida

Best Non Scripted Entertainment – A Ponte

Best Short Film Series -Des Gens Bien Ordinaires

Best Documentary-The Mariupol ( The People’s story)

Best Arts Programing- Buffy Sainte Marie: Carry it on

Best Animation for kids- The Smeds and the Smoos


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The Indian Comedian took to instagram to express his joy, he thanked Netflix, Akash Sharma and Reg Tigerman who made it special.My journey from crafting local stories to receiving a global accolade has been both challenging and rewarding, and Netflix has been instrumental in that growth. I’m excited about the continued exploration of diverse narratives, from Noida to the International Emmys – India gets you there,”


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