Comedian and actor Vir Das created history by winning the Best Comedy award at the International Emmy Awards 2023. On Tuesday, 21 November, he received this prestigious honor, sharing it with the makers of Derry Girls season 3. Vir Das, known for his impeccable comic timing and charismatic performances, took to social media to express his excitement and gratitude.
Vir Das: For India, For Indian Comedy
Vir Das, known for his outstanding stand-up comedy specials and acting prowess, delivered a memorable performance in his Netflix comedy special titled “Vir Das: Landing.” This groundbreaking special brought him the well-deserved recognition at the International Emmy Awards.
A Humble Thank You
In a heartfelt message on social media, Vir Das shared his joyous moment with his fans. He posted a photo with the award and expressed his gratitude to the International Emmy Awards, stating, “For India, For Indian Comedy. Every breath, every word. Thank you to the @iemmys for this incredible honor.” This win not only celebrates his individual achievement but also shines a light on the growing recognition of Indian comedy on an international platform.
Nominations and Celebrations
Vir Das and the Derry Girls team were strong contenders in the Best Comedy category. They competed against brilliant contenders from France and Argentina. Though Shefali Shah and Jim Sarbh were also nominated from India, they unfortunately did not secure the win. Shefali Shah lost to actor Karla Souza for her exceptional performance in the Mexican series ‘La Caida,’ while Jim Sarbh missed out on the award, which went to Martin Freeman for his remarkable role in ‘The Responder.’
Celebrating Indian Talent on the Global Stage
The International Emmy Awards provide a platform for talent from various countries to showcase their skills and be recognized on a global scale. Alongside Vir Das, Shefali Shah, and Jim Sarbh, many other Indian artists have made their mark in the international arena. Their nominations and participation are a testament to the ever-growing influence and diversity of Indian entertainment.
A Night to Remember
The International Emmy Awards ceremony took place in the vibrant city of New York, adding to the excitement and allure of the event. It served as a celebration of the best in global television, acknowledging exceptional talent and groundbreaking content from all corners of the world.