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Vir Das clinches the International Emmy Award for ‘Vir Das: Landing’ under comedy genre

On 20th November at the International Emmy Awards 2023, Vir Das became the first comedian from India to win under the genre ‘Comedy’ for a Netflix Special.

Published: Tuesday,Nov 21, 2023 05:33 AM GMT-07:00
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India celebrated a historic win at the International Emmy Awards 2023, with Vir Das winning the award for ‘Vir Das: Landing’, in the Comedy category. This makes him the first Indian comedian to achieve this feat. The success underscored the global appeal of Indian storytelling. The award for the Comedy Category was a tie, with ‘Derry Girls Season 3’ also receiving the recognition.


Talking about winning at the International Emmy Awards, Vir expressed his excitement and joy saying, “This moment is truly surreal – an incredible honor that feels like a dream.  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, Akash Sharma and Reg Tigerman who made it special. 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.”


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In his fourth Netflix special Vir Das presents a show about what it means to be truly global while looking for home. To carry your country across the world with you, whatever that country is, and to find your feet. A show about growing up in India, seeing the globe, love troubles, colossal failures, social media madness, the perils of outrage, unplanned drugs, war-zone boarding schools, metaphorical mathematical equations, the current state of comedy, getting nominated, getting intoxicated, and ultimately just getting situated.

 This follows Netflix's groundbreaking achievement in 2020, when it became the first to secure an International Emmy in the 'Best Drama Series' category for an Indian series with 'Delhi Crime’. ‘Vir Das: Landing’ is currently streaming on Netflix.

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