The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recently unveiled the nominations for the 2023 International Emmy Awards, set to take place in November. Notably, the ceremony will also include the presentation of the Directorate Award to Ektaa R Kapoor.
In this year’s list of nominees, three Indian actors have earned recognition. Shefali Shah, Jim Sarbh, and Vir Das have all received nominations for their outstanding contributions to the world of television and entertainment.
Shefali Shah, aged 50, secured a nomination in the Best Actress category for her remarkable performance in the second season of the critically acclaimed Netflix series “Delhi Crime.” It’s worth noting that the first season of “Delhi Crime” had previously clinched the International Emmy for Best Drama Series in 2020, marking a significant achievement for Indian television.
Expressing her elation, Shefali Shah commented, “I can’t find the words to describe what I’m feeling. ‘Delhi Crime’ is such a special project to me. While the show’s first season brought home the award in 2020, being nominated in the Best Actress category for ‘Delhi Crime’ season two is just overwhelming.”
In the same category, Shefali Shah faces competition from Connie Nielsen for the Danish series “Drommeren,” Billie Piper for the British show “I Hate Suzie Too,” and Karla Souza for the Mexican series “La Caida.”
Jim Sarbh, on the other hand, has earned a nomination 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 brought to life by filmmaker Nikkhil Advani.
Expressing his excitement, Jim Sarbh said, “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 honor to be recognized amongst such talented individuals from across the world.”
Sarbh’s competition in this category includes Gustavo Bassani from “Iosi, El Espia Arrepentido” (Argentina), British actor Martin Freeman for “The Responder,” and Jonas Karlsson for the Swedish series “Nattryttarna.”
Vir Das, the 44-year-old actor-comic, received a nomination in the comedy category for his stand-up special, “Landing.” Competing in this category are “Derry Girls” season three from the UK, “El Encargado” from Argentina, and the French show “Le Flambeau” season two.
In response to his International Emmy nomination, Vir Das expressed his gratitude, saying, “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.”
The 2023 International Emmy Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place in New York City on November 20. Additionally, the event will honor film producer Ektaa R Kapoor with the prestigious Directorate Award in recognition of her groundbreaking career and significant impact on the Indian television industry.