It’s time to roll out the red carpet and celebrate! The International Emmy Awards just dropped a dazzling list of nominees from all over the globe, and guess what? India is stealing the spotlight with some phenomenal talent. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced 56 nominees from 20 nations across 14 categories for the 2023 International Emmy Awards. And Indian actors Jim Sarbh, Shefali Shah, and Vir Das are among the prestigious nominees. That’s not it! Producer Ekta Kapoor is set to receive the esteemed International Emmy Directorate Award.
Jim has been nominated for ‘Best Performance By An Actor’ for his exceptional performance in the OTT web series Rocket Boys. The actor has been nominated alongside Martin Freeman, Gustavo Bassani, and Jonas Karlsson. Taking to his ‘Gram Jim wrote, “I was having quite a weird few days, and then all the pieces wrapped up neatly and I heaved a huge sigh of relief, played a game of sweaty basketball, cycled home in the cold sweet rain, went in for a shower, and came out to all these messages and calls. I was an hour late to watch Dirty Harry with a neighbour, so I ran up, told him about the nom, and then we proceeded to watch the movie. ‘Do you feel lucky, punk?’Yes. Honoured to be nominated for the International @iemmys amongst such talented artists.“
Shefali Shah is another Indian gem on the list who has been nominated for the ‘Best Performance By An Actress’ category for her stellar acting skills in the OTT web series Delhi Crime Season 2. She has been nominated alongside Connie Nielsen, Billie Piper, and Karla Souza in this category. While sharing the exciting announcement on Instagram, Shefali wrote, “OMGGGGG I still can’t believe it. Feel so so honoured to be nominated at the International Emmys alongside such esteemed artists. This one is really special and more so because it is for a character I am very very close to, Vartika Chaturvedi and for my favourite show #DelhiCrime2. This is for all of us in #DelhiCrime.“
Vir Das has conquered hearts worldwide with his wit and humour. So it was not a surprise to see him on the list. The comedian-actor has been nominated for ‘Best Comedy’ for his special Vir Das: Landing. He’s up against Le Flambeau, El Encargado, and Derry Girls Season 3. Taking to his Instagram, he wrote, “WHAT!!!!!! I got nominated for an Emmy award for best comedy 😊 my second iEmmy nomination. To everyone who worked on this show Vir Das Landing, I am SO proud of you, and so grateful to @netflix_in for letting me tell my story. Off we go! #VirDasLanding @iemmys well…this is a weird full circle.“
Ekta Kapoor will be given the International Emmy Directorate Award at the 51st International Emmy Awards Ceremony.
The final winners will be announced at the 51st International Emmy Awards which will take place in New York on Nov 20. Our heartiest congratulations to all the nominees.
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