Renowned actor and stand-up comedian Vir Das has marked a historic achievement by clinching the Best Comedy award at the 51st International Emmy Awards for his Netflix special show, ‘Veer Das: Landing.’ This victory comes as his second nomination at the prestigious International Emmy Awards, adding another milestone to his career. The comedian took to Instagram earlier to share his vulnerability, revealing that he had contemplated suicide after facing criticism for a poetry recital during a show in the United States. Despite such challenges, Vir Das persevered and earned the accolade, emphasizing his gratitude for his team and Netflix.
In his acceptance statement, Vir Das expressed deep appreciation for the International Emmy Award for Best Comedy, attributing the success to his team and Netflix, without whom it wouldn’t have been possible. He described the journey as extraordinary and winning the award for his fifth Netflix special as the culmination of passion, perseverance, and unwavering support from people worldwide who embraced ‘Veer Das: Landing.’ The comedian sees the award as more than personal recognition; it’s a celebration of India’s diverse stories and voices, particularly in the realm of comedy. He dedicated the award to India, Indian comedy, and the broader community of artists.
On the same night as Vir Das’s triumph, the British comedy series ‘Derry Girls – Season 3’ also secured the Best Comedy Award, adding to the celebration of comedic talent.
However, the Emmy Awards brought a mix of emotions for the Indian nominees Shefali Shah and Jim Sarbh. Jim Sarbh received a nomination in the Best Actor category for his role as Homi J Bhabha in the web series ‘Rocket Boys’ but lost to Martin Freeman. Shefali Shah, nominated in the Best Actress category for her portrayal of DCP Vartika Chauhan in ‘Delhi Crime Season 2,’ expressed joy but did not secure the award, with Mexican actress Carla Souza taking home the Emmy. Despite the heartbreak for Sarbh and Shah, the recognition and acknowledgment at such a prestigious platform underscore the growing impact of Indian talent on the global stage.
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