The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced on Tuesday that actors Shefali Shah, Jim Sarbh, and Vir Das have received nominations for the 2023 International Emmy Awards. Shah and Sarbh each garnered acting nominations for their Netflix comedies "Delhi Crime" and "Rocket Boys," where as Das received a nomination for "Landing," another comedy special.
In the category for outstanding female performance, Shah, 50, is up for the second season of the lauded Netflix series. It was the first time ever for India when the first season of "Delhi Crime" received the International Emmy for best drama series in 2020.
"I am at a loss for words to express how I am feeling. For me, "Delhi Crime" is a really special endeavour. Being nominated in the Best Actress category for "Delhi Crime" season two is just astounding, she said in a statement, even though the first season of the show won the prize in 2020.
Shah is nominated in the same category as Billie Piper for the British series "I Hate Suzie Too," Connie Nielsen for the Danish series "Drommeren," and Karla Souza for the Mexican series "La Caida."
The role of nuclear physicist Homi Bhabha, known as the Father of India's Nuclear Programme, in the movie "Rocket Boys" earned Sarbh a nomination for best performance by an actor. Nikkhil Advani, a filmmaker, is the man behind the SonyLIV series.
"I am overjoyed and thrilled to be nominated for the International Emmy Awards in the best actor category for my depiction of Dr. Homi Bhabha in "Rocket Boys." Being honoured with so many outstanding people from around the world is an honour, the 36-year-old actor said in a statement.
This nomination is a tribute to the cast and crew who worked tirelessly, with great dedication, and talent to bring the amazing tale of Dr. Sarabhai and Dr. Bhabha to life. I really enjoyed working on the "Rocket Boys" project, which honours India's pioneering scientists, artists, and leaders.
Gustavo Bassani of "Iosi, El Espia Arrepentido" in Argentina, Martin Freeman of "The Responder" in the United Kingdom, and Jonas Karlsson of the Swedish series "Nattryttarna" will be Sarbh's rivals.
In the comedy category, Das' stand-up special "Landing" is a nominee. Three seasons of "Derry Girls" from the UK, "El Encargado" from Argentina, and season two of "Le Flambeau" from France round out the list of nominations. The 44-year-old actor and comedian described being nominated for an International Emmy as a "incredible honour."
to compete against major TV shows from around the world in an area like comedy with an Indian comedy special. Just being able to represent India, Indian comedy, and Indian stand up makes me very happy. This experience has been surreal, and I'm grateful to everyone who helped make it possible, including my dedicated crew and Netflix India for promoting "Vir Das: Landing," Das continued.
On November 20, the International Emmy Awards will be presented in New York City. Ektaa R. Kapoor, a film producer, will also receive the Directorate Award during the ceremony for her "trailblazing career and impact on the Indian television landscape".