Indian comedian and actor Vir Das won an award at the 51st International Emmy Awards for his Netflix special, “Vir Das: Landing,” in the Comedy category. He shared the award with “Derry Girls – Season 3.” In a video posted on Instagram, Das shared his acceptance speech, which was a love note to India. He expressed his gratitude for the laughter and described it as a symphony of love and an orchestra of freedom. Das also thanked India for being the soundtrack to his life and expressed his hope that the laughter would continue to spread around the world. The video received positive responses from fellow celebrities such as Nakuul Mehta, Maria Goretti, Anusha Dandekar, and Pallavi Sharda.
This is Das’s second nomination at the International Emmy Awards. His previous special, “Vir Das: For India,” was also nominated in 2021. Along with the video of his speech, Das shared images of himself with the trophy, expressing his gratitude to the International Emmys for the honor. Bollywood celebrities including Hrithik Roshan, Ayushmann Khurrana, Sayani Gupta, and Malaika Arora congratulated him on his well-deserved win.
In addition to Das, actors Shefali Shah and Jim Sarbh were also nominated in the Best Performance by an Actress and Actor categories, respectively. Das praised Shah and Sarbh for their talent and artistry, stating that it had been a privilege to witness their craft. Shefali Shah congratulated Das on Instagram Stories, stating that he made them proud. Similarly, Jim Sarbh also congratulated Das on Instagram Stories.
Shefali Shah was nominated for her performance in the Netflix series “Delhi Crime Season 2” in the Best Performance by an Actress category. Jim Sarbh was nominated for his role in “Rocket Boys” in the Best Performance by an Actor category. Both actors faced tough competition from international nominees, with Karla Souza from Mexico winning the award for Best Actress and Martin Freeman from the UK winning the award for Best Actor.
Overall, it was a night of celebration for Indian talents at the International Emmy Awards, with Vir Das’s win adding to the country’s pride and recognition in the global entertainment industry.