Comedian Vir Das won the award for Vir Das: Landing in the comedy category at the International Emmy Awards 2023. This makes him the first Indian comedian to achieve this feat. The success underscored the global appeal of Indian storytelling and Netflix’s key role in bringing these local stories to global audiences. The award for the Comedy Category was a tie, with Derry Girls Season 3 also receiving the recognition.
Talking about winning at the International Emmy Awards, Das expressed his excitement and joy saying, “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.”
This follows Netflix's groundbreaking achievement in 2020, when it became the first to secure an International Emmy in the 'Best Drama Series' category for an Indian series with Delhi Crime starring Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal among others.
Vir Das: Landing is currently streaming on Netflix.