Netflix’s India Original series ‘Delhi Crime’, Amazon Prime Video’s ‘Four More Shots Please!’ and actor Arjun Mathur of ‘Made in Heaven’ have secured nominations for India as part of 2020 International Emmy Awards, the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced on Thursday.
Actor Adil Hussain, who starred in ‘Delhi Crime’, took to Twitter to share his excitement on the news, he wrote, “As we speak.. Just now I came to know that #DelhiCrime, that I am a part of, has been nominated for Best drama series at @iemmys,”.
Directed by Indian-Canadian director Richie Mehta, ‘Delhi Crime’ is based on the 2012 Delhi gang rape-murder, which saw nationwide protests leading to a change in India’s rape laws.
The show has been nominated in the best drama series category alongside Germany’s ‘Charite’ season two, UK’s ‘Criminal’, and second season of ‘El Jardin de Bronce (The Bronze Garden)’ from Argentina.
Arjun Mathur has been nominated in the best performance by an actor category for Amazon’s ‘Made in Heaven’, which reflects the lives of upscale modern India, narrated through the eyes of two wedding planners, set against the backdrop of quintessential Indian weddings.
Created by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti, the drama also stars Sobhita Dhulipala. ‘Made in Heaven’ is directed by Zoya Akhtar, Nitya Mehra, Alankrita Shrivastava and Prashant Nair.
Sharing the news in one his Instagram stories, Mathur wrote, “Ok (breathe) so this just happened,” indicating at his nomination at the prestigious award ceremony.
Mathur’s fellow nominees are Billy Barratt in UK’s ‘Responsible Child’, Guido Caprino in Italian series ‘1994’, and Raphael Logam in Brazil’s ‘Impuros (Impure)’ – season two.
‘Four More Shots Please!’ will compete in the best comedy category against Brazil’s ‘Ninguem ta Olhando (Nobody’s Looking)’, UK’s ‘Back to Life’ and Israel’s ‘Fifty’.
Sharing the news on Twitter, Maanvi Gagroo, one of the actors of the show wrote, “Some great news coming in… #FourMoreShotsPlease nominated for #InternationalEmmyAwards2020,” “OH HI. We EMMY NOMINATED,” wrote Bani J, who is co-actor of Gagroo from the show also shared her excitement on social media.
Created by Rangita Pritish Nandy, ‘Four More Shots Please!’ follows the life of four friends — played by Kirti Kulhari, Sayani Gupta, Maanvi Gagroo and Bani J — and their relationships, work-life conflicts, ambitions, and anxieties in a male-dominated society.
Last year, Netflix’s India Original series ‘Sacred Games’, anthology film ‘Lust Stories’ and Amazon Prime Video’s ‘The Remix’ were nominated for International Emmy Awards. Actor Radhika Apte was one of the nominees in the best actress category last year for her role in ‘Lust Stories’. She featured in the segment directed by Anurag Kashyap.
But it was ‘McMafia’, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, that won the best drama series award at 2019 ceremony. This year, winners will be announced at a ceremony produced from New York City on November 23.