Renowned actor and stand-up comedian Vir Das achieved a historic feat at the 51st International Emmy Awards, clinching the Best Comedy award for his Netflix special, ‘Vir Das: Landing.’ This marked his second nomination, adding another milestone to his career. Despite adversity, Das, who had openly shared vulnerability about contemplating suicide after criticism, persevered and expressed gratitude for his team and Netflix.
In his acceptance, Das credited the success to his team and Netflix, calling the journey extraordinary. The win for his fifth Netflix special is seen as the culmination of passion, perseverance, and global support. Beyond personal recognition, Das sees it as a celebration of India’s diverse comedic voices, dedicating the award to the country and its artists.
On the same night, ‘Derry Girls – Season 3’ also won Best Comedy. Indian nominees Shefali Shah and Jim Sarbh faced mixed emotions as they didn’t secure wins, emphasizing the growing impact of Indian talent globally.
At the event, Ekta Kapoor received the International Emmy Directorate Award, emotionally acknowledging its significance. The award recognizes Kapoor’s impact on the global entertainment scene, celebrating her directorial achievements and influence on Indian content. Kapoor’s emotional response underscored the award’s importance in her illustrious career, symbolizing a triumph for both her and Indian content creators on the global stage.
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