Three popular Indian web series have received nominations at the International Emmy Awards 2020 under comedy, drama, and best actor categories.
The International Emmy Awards 2020 nominations were announced yesterday, and Netflix India’s Original series Delhi Crime, Amazon Prime Video’s Four More Shots Please!, and actor Arjun Mathur of Made in Heaven have received it for the best Drama, Comedy, and Performance by an Actor, respectively.
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. Delhi Crime is contesting for best drama series category alongside Germany’s Charite season two, UK’s Criminal, and the second season of El Jardin de Bronce (The Bronze Garden) from Argentina. Arjun Mathur has Billy Barratt in UK’s Responsible Child, Guido Caprino in Italian series 1994, and Raphael Logam in Brazil’s Impuros (Impure) season two as his competition.
This year there were 44 nominees across 11 categories and 20 countries. 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.
3 Indian shows & web series nominated for International Emmy Awards 2020 –
Based on the infamous Delhi gang rape of 2012, ‘Delhi Crime’ follows DCP Vartika Singh (Shefali Shah) as she cracks the case. The seven-episode series is based on in-depth research and focuses on the hurdles faced by the police when trying to solve the case, especially one that has the nation’s sentiments attached to a great extent. Director Richie Mehta presented the aftermath of such heinous acts and its impact. A mix of fact and fiction, the pull here is the to the point projection no-frills added narration, which is what the real-life episode requites. Performances by Shah, Rasika Duggal, and Yashaswini Dayama are to look out for.
Four unapologetically flawed women live, love, blunder, and discover what makes them tick through friendship and tequila in millennial Mumbai. It stars Sayani Gupta, Baani J, Maanvi Gagroo, and Kirti Kulhari as the leads.
The shows take us through the stories and awakenings of Tara (Sobhita Dhulipala) and Karan (Arjun Mathur), two friends who set up a wedding planning business—and the ups and downs they go through in their personal lives, as they strive to bring other’s happily ever after. The show also touched upon pertinent topics without being overbearing, such as dowry, ageism in Indian matrimony, and LGBTQ+ rights.
“We constantly endeavour to create stories that are intensely local but can transcend all boundaries of geography, nationality and ethnicity, and these nominations only reaffirm that we are on the right path. We are thrilled with the nominations…,” said Aparna Purohit, Head of India Originals, Amazon Prime Video.
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