Kangana posted a photo of Nawaz on Instagram Stories,
Congratulations, sir. You are without a doubt one of the best actors in the world- Kangana Ranaut
With her message, she also included an Earth emoji.
Nawaz had also expressed gratitude for being nominated in an Instagram post. “Wow!!!! #SeriousMen has gotten me a nomination for the prestigious #InternationalEmmyAwards in the Best Actor category Congratulations Team #SeriousMen Director #SudhirMishra @sejtherage @bhavesh mandalia @manujosephsan & last but not least @netflix in @netflix @iemmys & last but not least @netflix in
Working with Sudhir and playing Ayyan Mani in Serious Men was a dream come true for me, and the International Emmy nomination validates all of our hard work. I consider it an honor to portray meaningful stories that are recognized globally, which is now a reality thanks to platforms such as Netflix- Nawazuddin Siddhiqui
Serious Men is an adaptation of author Manu Joseph’s 2010 novel of the same name by director Sudhir Mishra. It tells the story of an ambitious underachiever who uses his son’s newfound fame as a boy genius to better his family’s situation.
In the Best Actor category, Nawaz is up against British actor David Tennant (Des), Israeli actor Roy Nik (Normali), and Colombian actor Christian Tappan (El Robo del Siglo or The Great Heist).
Aarya, a Disney Hotstar series starring Sushmita Sen and directed by Ram Madhvani, has also made it to the final four of the best drama series category. The show is nominated alongside El Presidente from Chile, Tehran from Israel, and There She Goes, Season 2 from the United Kingdom.
In the comedy category, Vir Das: For India has been nominated alongside popular French show Call My Agent, the UK’s Motherland: Christmas Special, and the Colombian series Promesas de Campana.
The 2021 International Emmy Awards winners will be announced during an in-person ceremony held in New York City on November 22. Last year, Netflix’s critically-acclaimed series Delhi Crime had won the best drama series honor at the International Emmy Awards.