Indian stand-up comedian Vir Das has once again made the country proud and won the 2023 Emmy Awards in the comedy special category. The 44-year-old was nominated for Vir Das: Landing, streaming on Netflix. Das shared the award with ‘Derry Girls – Season 3. The Emmy Awards, one of the most prestigious award ceremonies in the world, were held in New York City. This time two Indian series on the OTT platform are nominated at the International Emmy Awards 2023. In this, Shefali Shah’s Delhi Crime Season 2 and comedy special Veer Das Veer Das: Landing are nominated. However, Shefali Shah could not bag the ward. She lost the award for Best Actress to the Mexican actress Karla Souza, who won the award for the series La Caida.
In this Netflix special, Veer Das: Landing , the comedian talked about the intersection between Indian and American cultures but through the lens of politics.
Earlier while talking about his nomination, Vir Das said that he thinks there is a distinct void in the world for a global comic voice outside India. “If an American comic can take me to Ohio or where you grew up, why can’t I take you to Mumbai or Delhi? Comedy has evolved as a genre, in which case it will it’s a big thing to promote it and take the comedy forward,” said Vir Das.
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This year around 56 candidates from over 20 countries were nominated for the Emmys. This not only showed the global reach but also spoke to the impact of the International Emmy Awards. On the Indian side, Vir Das was nominated alongside fellow Indian nominees like Shefali Shah and Jim Sarbh for Delhi Crime Season 2 and Rocket Boys. While Shah lost to Karla Souza for La Caida, Jim lost to Martin Freeman for The Responder.
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