Nawazuddin Siddiqui & Vir Das earn nominations for International Emmys with their Netflix projects; latter's reaction is pure gold

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui & Vir Das earn nominations for International Emmys with their Netflix projects; latter's reaction is pure gold

    Nawazuddin & Vir Das nominated for International Emmys

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui & Vir Das earn nominations for International Emmys with their Netflix projects; latter's reaction is pure gold

    Sushmita Sen's Aarya, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and standup comic Vir Das’ comedy special on Netflix have bagged an International Emmy nomination each. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominations for all 11 categories on Thursday and Nawazuddin was nominated in the Best Actor category for his performance in the film Serious Men which release on Netflix last year.

    ‘Vir Das: For India’ the comedy special also earned a nomination in the Best Comedy category alongside Call My Agent Season 4, Motherland Christmas Special, and Promesas De Campana. While this is Vir Das’s first International Emmy nomination, Nawazuddin Siddiqui's previous projects like Sacred Games and McMafia have been nominated in the past. Sushmita's Aarya on the other hand bagged a nomination for the Best Drama series category. Directed by Ram Madhvani the series was nominated alongside El Presidente, Israel's Tehran and the UK show There She Goes season two

    Vir reacted to his nomination by sharing a screengrab of the Best Comedy category and wrote, “Umm...I think I just got nominated for the #internationalemmyawards uh...Holy Sh*t... thankyou ? ? @weirdasscomedy @netflixisajoke @netflix_in.”

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    Serious Men based on Manu Joseph’s book by the same name was released on Netflix in October 2020 while Vir Das’ comedy special had dropped on the digital platform in January 2020.

    The winners for all 11 categories will be announced at the 49th International Emmy Awards which will take place on 22 November 2021.

    Updated: September 23, 2021 11:23 PM IST