Vir Das wins maiden International Emmy Award for best comedy series

Vir Das wins maiden International Emmy Award for best comedy series

New Delhi, Nov 21 (PTI) Actor-comic Vir Das won the International Emmy Award for his stand-up special 'Vir Das: Landing' in the best comedy series category, the organisers said.

The awards ceremony was held in New York on late Monday night.

This was the second nomination and maiden win in the segment for Das, who shared the trophy with popular British teen sitcom 'Derry Girls' season three.

Bagging the International Emmy award for the best comedy series is 'an incredible honor that feels like a dream,' said Das.

'Winning an Emmy for 'Vir Das: Landing' in the 'Comedy Category' is not just a milestone for me but for Indian comedy as a whole. It's heartening to see 'Vir Das: Landing' resonate globally, thanks to Netflix, Aakash Sharma and Reg Tigerman who made it special,' Das said in a statement.

Das is also the first Indian comedian to achieve the feat.

'My journey from crafting local stories to receiving a global accolade has been both challenging and rewarding, and Netflix has been instrumental in that growth. I'm excited about the continued exploration of diverse narratives, from Noida to the International Emmys - India gets you there,' he added.

Shefali Shah and Jim Sarbh were the other Indian artists to be nominated at the annual international awards ceremony.

Shah, who was nominated in the best actress category for the second season of Netflix show 'Delhi Crime', lost the title to Mexican star Carla Souza of 'La Caida (Dive)'.

'Rocket Boys' star Jim Sarbh also couldn't convert his best performance by an actor nomination into a win. Sarbh was bested by 'Sherlock' alum Martin Freeman, who earned the award for 'The Responder'. PTI RDS RDS RDS

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