Vir Das has made his country proud by winning an Emmy in the Unique Comedy Special category. She was nominated for ‘Vir Das: Landing’, which is currently streaming on Netflix. She shared this award with ‘Derry Girls – Season 3’. Vir Das created history by bringing home the trophy for Best Unique Comedy at the International Emmy Awards 2023. The Netflix special titled ‘Veer Das: Landing’ is currently streaming on Netflix. She shared this award with ‘Derry Girls – Season 3’. The competition between the two was equal.
Vir Das wins unique comedy special at Emmy Awards 2023
In a momentous occasion for Indian entertainment, comedian and actor Vir Das has won the International Emmy Award for Netflix’s ‘Vir Das: Landing’, marking an important milestone in his illustrious career. She shared this award with ‘Derry Girls – Season 3’. The ceremony, which celebrates the pinnacle of television excellence globally, witnessed Weir’s win, which underlined his talent in the comedy genre.
A day before the awards ceremony, Vir Das posted a clip in which he said that ‘the day he was called a terrorist, he was nominated for the International Emmy Awards on the same day. He wrote, “The universe is a perfect circle. So just want to say thank you that if anyone out there is ever in the dark, hold on to the sunlight, and know that love will find you, and the universe will carry you.”
Das’s Emmy win is not only a personal win but also a proud moment for India, as he stood alongside fellow Indian nominees like Shefali Shah and Jim Sarbh, who were recognized in their respective categories. This year’s nominations included a diverse group of 56 nominees from 20 countries across 14 categories, highlighting the global reach and impact of the International Emmy Awards.
In this Netflix special, Vir Das talks about the intersection of Indian and American cultures through the lens of politics. As a person born in India and raised in America, for Veer no culture existed in a vacuum. They were in constant touch with each other.
The show is available for streaming on Netflix.