Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, comedian Vir Das and Sushmita Sen’s Aarya have bagged nominations at this year’s International Emmy Awards.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been nominated for his performance as an actor in Netflix’s Serious Men, a satirical comedy following an astronomer’s assistant who lies about his son being a science prodigy.
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Other actors nominated in Siddiqui’s category include British star David Tennant for Des as well as actors Roy Nik of Israel for Normal and Christian Tappan of Colombia for El Robo del Siglo or The Great Heist.
Vir Das’s comedy special, Vir Das: For India, which is also a Netflix Special released in January 2020, has been nominated for the International Emmy Award for ‘Best Comedy’.
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Vir Das: For India is in the company of Call My Agent 4, Promesas De Campana, and Motherland Christmas Lives for the big win.
Das shared the news on his Instagram.
“Umm…just got nominated for the #internationalemmyawards uh…Holy Shit… thankyou.”
Sushmita Sen’s Disney+ Hotstar series Aarya, directed by Ram Madhvani, has also made it to the final four in the best drama series category.
Aarya, an official remake of the popular Dutch crime drama Penoza, is up against Chile’s El Presidente, Israel’s Tehran and the UK show There She Goes season two.
In Aarya, Sushmita Sen played the character of Aarya Sareen, a happily married woman whose world turns upside down when her husband, pharma baron Tej Sareen, played by Chandrachur Singh is shot.
The critically acclaimed show garnered enough praise after its debut in June last year, giving the makers good reason to start working on its second season.
The winners will be announced on 22 November.