In a momentous occasion for Indian entertainment, actor and comedian Vir Das secured his first International Emmy Award for the Netflix comedy special ‘Vir Das: Landing.’ The ceremony held in New York saw Vir making history, proudly representing India on the global stage.
Vir Das, renowned for his stand-up comedy acts that resonate internationally, stood alongside Indian talents Shefali Shah, Jim Sarbh, and Ekta Kapoor, all nominated in prestigious categories. The actor took center stage, holding the trophy and savoring the historic moment with a deep breath. This victory marks the first time an Indian actor/comedian has claimed an International Emmy Award.
The Best Comedy category saw ‘Vir Das: Landing’ tying with ‘Derry Girls Season 3,’ resulting in a double win. As the news broke, fans worldwide flooded social media with congratulations. One user expressed, “@virdas super proud …many congratulations,” while another stated, “@virdas well deserved, congratulations.”
Reflecting on his journey, Vir Das, aged 44, recounted the transition from ‘Noida to International Emmys.’ He expressed gratitude to Netflix for providing the opportunity and a platform to share his unique perspective. In his words, “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.” Vir acknowledged the global resonance of ‘Vir Das: Landing,’ thanking Netflix, Akash Sharma, and Reg Tigerman for making it special. He expressed excitement about the ongoing exploration of diverse narratives, emphasizing that Netflix has played a pivotal role in his growth.
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Heartfelt congratulations pour in for Vir, his fans, and the entire team behind ‘Vir Das: Landing’ on this remarkable achievement, signaling a moment of pride and recognition for Indian comedy on the international stage.