December 5, 2023 12:40:11

Vir Das response to winning the International Emmy for Comedy, while Ekta Kapoor is honored with the Directorate Award, ‘It feels like a dream’

For Vir Das: Landing, Vir Das won the International Emmy for Comedy. The 51st International Emmy Awards presented Ekta Kapoor with the Directorate Award.

At Tuesday’s (Monday night in the US) International Emmy Awards 2023, Vir Das and Derry Girls season 3 took home the International Emmy for Comedy. Vir received her second nomination for an international Emmy. The actor and comedian became the first Indian comic to win an award when he accepted the prize for his Netflix comedy special, Vir Das: Landing. At the 51st International Emmys, producer Ekta Kapoor received the International Emmy Directorate Award.

The Best Comedy Goes To Vir Das.

“We have a tie!” was tweeted by the International Emmy Awards’ official X handle upon Vir’s victory. Vir Das: Landing, which was created by Weirdass Comedy, Rotten Science, and Netflix, has won an International Emmy for Comedy.” Season two of Le Flambeau, a French television program, and Argentina’s El Encargado were among the other finalists.

Vir Das Celebrates His First Emmy Award.

Saying, “This moment is truly surreal—an incredible honor that feels like a dream,” Vir expressed his delight and joy. It’s a significant accomplishment for Indian humor in general as well as for me to win an Emmy for Vir Das: Landing in the Humor Category. The global reception of Vir Das:

Thanks to Netflix, Akash Sharma, and Reg Tigerman, who made it unique, Landing resonated on a worldwide scale. It has been a difficult and fulfilling path for me to write local stories to win an international award, and Netflix has been a major contributor to that development. India gets you there, therefore I’m enthused about the ongoing investigation of varied storylines, from Noida to the International Emmys.

Additionally, he wrote on X, “For India.” for humor in India. I express my gratitude to the @iemmys for this amazing honor with every breath and word.

Ekta Kapoor on winning her first Emmy

In addition, Ekta Kapoor received the Directorate Award during the ceremony in recognition of her “trailblazing career and impact on the Indian television landscape.” Ekta characterized her triumphant moment as startling, unexpected, and unsettling.

She held out an Emmy and addressed India, saying, “This is for you, India,” as she accepted the prize today. Your Emmy is being brought home by us.”

Shefali Shah Cannot Prevail

For her role in Delhi Crime, Shefali Shah was not awarded the International Emmy for Best Actress. Actress Karla Souza from Mexico won the prize for her performance in Dive. The other nominees in the category were Billie Piper from I Hate Suzie Too and Connie Nielsen from the Danish project The Dreamer: Becoming Karen Blixen.

Shefali Shah has been providing sneak peeks at her trip to and participation in the International Awards. US magician Penn Jillette of the performance team Penn and Teller hosted the 51st International Emmy Awards, which took place in New York.

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