L.A – Delhi Crime has won the Best Drama Series award at the 48th International Emmy Awards, held virtually this year amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Netflix show becomes the first Indian programme to win an International Emmy.
The show is a fictionalized retelling of the 2012 Delhi gang-rape and murder case, with Shefali Shah playing a deputy commissioner of police tasked with finding the culprits and dealing with the aftermath of the brutal crime.
Director Richie Mehta dedicated the award to ‘all the women’ during the virtual ceremony. “I dedicate this award to all the women who not just endure the violence that so many men inflict on them, but are then tasked to solve the problem. Finally, to the tireless mother, and her daughter. Not a day goes by when I don’t think about you both and what the world subjected you two to. And I hope none of us ever forget that,” he said in his speech.
He paid a special tribute to the victim and her mother. “Finally the fearless and tireless hero of all mothers and her daughter. Not a day goes by when I don’t think about you both and what the world subjected you two to. And I hope none of us ever forget that,” he said.
The fictionalized crime drama series also features Rasika Dugal, Adil Hussain, Rajesh Tailang, Avijit Dutt, Gopal Dutt, Jaya Bhattacharya, Denzil Smith and Yashaswini Dayama in important roles.
Shefali posted a video on her official Instagram page that shows the award being announced. As soon as the show is declared winner in the Drama Series category, Shefali can be heard reacting with delirious joy. Although we don’t see her in the video, she can be heard shrieking “Oh my God!” several times. “OMGGGGGGGGGGGG OMGGGGGGGGGGGG OMGGGGGGGGGGGG,” she wrote as the caption to the video.
Adil Hussain tweeted his congratulations to the whole team. “Delhi Crime wins the Emmy @iemmys International Awards for Best Drama. Congratulations @RichieMehta unmatchable @ShefaliShah dearest @rajeshtailang and whole team Big Big Congratulations!” he wrote.
India had also bagged nominations in the Best Actor category (Arjun Mathur, Made in Heaven) and Best Comedy Series (Four More Shots Please).
Here’s the winners’ list of INTERNATIONAL EMMY AWARDS 2020
- Best Drama Series: Delhi Crime (India)
- Best Comedy Series: Ninguem Ta Olhando (Nobody’s Looking) (Brazil)
- Best TV Movie/Mini-Series: Responsible Child (United Kingdom)
- Best Actress: Glenda Jackson, Elizabeth Is Missing (United Kingdom)
- Best Actor: Billy Barratt, Responsible Child (United Kingdom).
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