No wins for Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vir Das & ‘Aarya’ at the Emmys

Jeetesh Luhar



Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vir Das and Sushmita Sen’s ‘Aarya’ walked away empty handed at the 2021 International Emmy Awards. Siddiqui, who was nominated in the best performance by an actor category for his Netflix movie ‘Serious Men,’ lost out to British star David Tennant. Das’ Netflix comedy special, ‘Vir Das: For India,’ lost out to ‘Call My Agent’ Season 4 from France in the comedy category.

Das, who has been in the news recently for his ‘I Come From Two Indias’ monologue, said he loved the French drama and has no hard feelings, reports The New Indian Express.

“I was nominated for best comedy at the International Emmy Awards, for jokes. Call My Agent, a gigantic beautiful show I love won. But I got this medal, and ate this fantastic salad with a very interesting crispy cheese topping. It was an honour to represent my country. Thanks so much to the @iemmys For India. It’s always for India. #VirDasForIndia,” Das wrote on Instagram.

Sen’s ‘Aarya,’ a Disney+ Hotstar series directed by Ram Madhvani, was nominated in the best drama series category alongside Chile’s ‘El Presidente’, Israel’s ‘Tehran’ and the second season of ‘There She Goes’ from the UK. ‘Tehran’ was the winner.

Madhvani said on Monday that he had hoped to bring the trophy home. “Here we are after taking a 16-hour flight, we are hoping when we go back, we will win but even if we don’t it is a big big thing to be nominated,” he said.

Last year, director Richie Mehta’s ‘Delhi Crime,’ starring Shefali Shah, won the best drama series

Organised by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the International Emmys aim at “recognizing excellence in television produced outside of the U.S. for over 48 years.”

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