In a proud moment for Indian talent on the global stage, the International Emmy Awards 2023 witnessed a double triumph as Vir Das, the versatile comedian, secured an accolade for Unique Comedy, while the trailblazing producer Ekta Kapoor was honoured with the prestigious Directorate Award. This historic achievement not only reflects the diversity and excellence of Indian entertainment but also underscores the rising global recognition of Indian artists.

Vir Das, known for his exceptional comedic prowess and boundary-pushing performances, added another feather to his cap by clinching the Unique Comedy honour at the International Emmy Awards. He won this award for his Netflix Special, ‘Vir Das: Landing’. He also happened to share this award with Derry Girls Season 3. Ekta Kapoor, the powerhouse behind Balaji Telefilms, her visionary approach to content creation, storytelling, and the launch of iconic television shows has left an indelible mark on the industry. The Directorate Award at the International Emmys acknowledges Ekta Kapoor’s outstanding contribution to the world of entertainment, recognizing her as a trailblazer and visionary producer.

Here’s what Vir Das had to say about this win,

I have immense gratitude, holding the International Emmy for Best Comedy for ‘Vir Das: Landing.’ This one is for my team and for Netflix without whom this wouldn’t have been possible. This journey has been nothing short of extraordinary, and to win this accolade for my fifth special with Netflix feels like a culmination of passion, perseverance, and the undying support of people around the globe who have given so much love to ‘Vir Das: Landing’. This award is not just a recognition of my work but a celebration of the diverse stories and voices from India. Stories that make us laugh, reflect, and, most importantly, unite. This one is for India, for Indian comedy and for the community of artists at large.

The dual triumph at the International Emmy Awards 2023 is a moment of pride for Indian entertainment. Vir Das’s Unique Comedy win and Ekta Kapoor’s prestigious Directorate Award showcase the depth and diversity of talent emerging from India.