The nominations for International Emmy Awards 2021 were announced today, and there’s some great news for Indian audience as three big nominations have come our way at the coveted international awards. Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor category for Serious Men, Vir Das has been nominated in the Comedy section for his Netflix special Vir Das: For India and Sushmita Sen’s web series Aarya has received nomination in the Best Drama Series category.
Sushmita took to social media to share her elation at her debut series bagging the nomination. She also congratulated Nawazuddin and Vir Das for their nominations and wrote, “OMGGGGGG!!!! AARYA is nominated for Best Drama Series at the #InternationalEmmyAwards2021 @iemmys Was busy dubbing for AARYA2…just got the news!!!! Yipppeeeeeee!!!!CONGRATULATIONS @madhvaniram @amitamadhvani @officialrmfilms @sandeipm @vinraw @disneyplushotstar @endemolshineind #teamaaryaa & THE MOST AMAZING CAST & CREW EVER!!!!To see INDIA on this list, fills my heart!!!Thank you wonderful people….your love & appreciation for #Aarya is the very soul of this celebration!!! This Team truly deserves it!!! Congratulations to @nawazuddin._siddiqui and @virdas for their respective nominations & for adding to India’s pride!!! I love you guys!!! #duggadugga”
— International Emmy Awards (@iemmys) September 23, 2021
Gaurav Banerjee, President & Head - Content, Disney+ Hotstar & HSM Entertainment Network, Star & Disney India was elated on Aarya bagging the nomination in the Best Drama category and said, “We are extremely proud and honoured to be nominated at one of the most esteemed global award platforms that recognise creativity, talent and storytelling at its best. I congratulate the entire crew of Aarya and our team at Disney+ Hotstar for underlining India’s creative talent to the world.This momentous nomination only propels us further to bring the best of entertainment at our viewers' doorstep with the best of talent, pathbreaking narratives and storytelling at an unparalleled scale,” said.
Sushmita also expressed her excitement in a statement and said, "It is surreal to know that Aarya has been recognized globally amongst the Best Drama series in the world and to be nominated at a platform as prestigious as the International Emmy Awards is phenomenal. I am overwhelmed with the love and faith viewers across the world have put into our labour of love and want to thank each one from the bottom of my heart for the encouragement. With a power-packed combination of Disney+ Hotstar and Ram Madhvani, I am now looking forward to recreating the magic of the International Emmy Nominated Series in Season 2!"
Aarya’s director Ram Madhvani added, “It's a feeling of pride and humility and true happiness to have been nominated for the International Emmy Awards. Congratulations to the entire team and cast of Aarya for their immense support, belief, and love. And to the full team at Disney+ Hotstar and Endemol Shine. This nomination truly validates the full team's hard and dedicated work.
Vir Das also expressed his excitement and said in a statement, “I am so honoured to be nominated, but I am just so happy it’s for a show about my culture, and my people and how funny we are. The special was my love letter to India and this is just unbelievable.”
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) September 23, 2021
Nawazuddin also took to social media to share his elation at being nominated and wrote, “Wow !!!!
#SeriousMen has got me a nomination for the prestigious #InternationalEmmyAwards in the Best Actor category Congratulations Team #SeriousMen Director #SudhirMishra @sejtherage @bhavesh_mandalia @manujosephsan & last but not the least @netflix_in @netflix @iemmys
The winners will be announced at an in-person ceremony in New York on November 22, 2021. There are 44 nominees across 11 categories, spanning a record number of 24 countries.