Indian actor and comedian Vir Das has won an Emmy Award in the Best Comedy Series category for his special stand-up comedy show ‘Vir Das: Landing’. The organizer gave this information. The awards ceremony was held on Monday night in New York, USA.
Das was nominated for an Emmy Award for the second time and won the award for the first time in this category. Das shared the trophy with the third season of the popular British teen comedy show ‘Derry Girls’.
Das said winning the International Emmy Award for Best Comedy Series is “an unprecedented honor that is a dream come true.” “In the comedy category, ‘Veer Das: Landing’ is the best film ever,” Das said in a statement. Winning the Emmy is an achievement not only for me but for the entire Indian comedy world. ,
It’s heartening to see ‘Vir Das: The Landing’ resonating globally. Thanks to Netflix, Akash Sharma and Reg Tigerman who made it special.” Das is also the first Indian comedian to achieve this feat.
Other Indian artistes to be nominated for the international awards ceremony include Shefali Shah and Jim Sarbh. Shah was nominated in the best actress category for the second season of the Netflix show ‘Delhi Crime’, although she lost the title to Mexican actor Carla Souza of ‘La Caida (The Dive)’.
‘Rocket Boys’ star Jim Sarbh also couldn’t convert his best performance into a win in the Best Actor nomination. Martin Freeman won the award in this category for ‘The Responder’.
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