The 51st International Emmy Awards took place on November 20 and Vir Das emerged as the winner becoming the first comedian from India to win under the genre ‘Comedy’ for a Netflix Special.
Expressing his excitement and gratitude for the same, Vir said, “This moment is truly surreal - an incredible honor that feels like a dream. Winning an Emmy for 'Vir Das: Landing' in the 'Comedy Category' is not just a milestone for me but for Indian comedy as a whole. It's heartening to see 'Vir Das: Landing' resonate globally, thanks to Netflix, Akash Sharma and Reg Tigerman who made it special. My journey from crafting local stories to receiving a global accolade has been both challenging and rewarding, and Netflix has been instrumental in that growth. I'm excited about the continued exploration of diverse narratives, from Noida to the International Emmys - India gets you there.”
Vir Das Landing is a show about the journey of an actor in a comic portrayal. From growing in India, seeing the globe, love troubles, colossal failures, social media madness, the perils of outrage, unplanned drugs, war-zone boarding schools, metaphorical mathematical equations, the current state of comedy, getting nominated, getting intoxicated, and ultimately just getting situated.