'Delhi Crime' Director Richie Mehta calls International Emmy win a 'collective victory'
- The 48th International Emmy Awards were held virtually on the 23rd of November
- The show was released in 2019.
- Richie Mehta, director, called the show a 'complete labour of love'
The Netflix India Original series 'Delhi Crime' won Best Drama Series at the 48th International Emmy Awards on Monday night.
"I never anticipated getting here - it's the culmination of years of work by hundreds of people, sometimes in total isolation and defiance. 'Delhi Crime' is a complete labour of love, born out of sadness, anger, frustration, and ultimately, compassion. The entire team from start to finish should take a bow for giving their all to this vision," the Indian-Canadian director-writer Richie Mehta said in a statement on Tuesday.
Released in 2019, the show retells the case of the 23-year-old physiotherapy intern who was abducted and gang-raped in a moving bus on the night of December 16, 2012 before being abandoned on a Delhi road, from the perspective of the Delhi Police team investigating the horrific crime.
The show received widespread critical acclaim for its sensitive portrayal and performances by its ensemble cast including Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal and Adil Hussain were especially praised.
Monika Shergill, VP, Content, Netflix India, congratulated the entire team of the series for bagging India's first International Emmy win.
"Led by the incredible Richie Mehta, the amazing cast and crew told an important story with sensitivity and responsibility. Winning Best Drama Series is a testament to the brilliance of India's outstanding creative community. We hope this is the first win of many for Indian stories that are watched and appreciated by the world," Shergill said.
"Delhi Crime" was nominated in the best drama series category alongside Germany's "Charite" season two, UK's "Criminal", and second season of "El Jardin de Bronce (The Bronze Garden)" from Argentina.
Previously, two other Netflix India Originals "Sacred Games" season one and "Lust Stories" were nominated in the best drama and best TV movie or miniseries categories, respectively, at the 47th Annual International Emmy Awards.