At the 48th International Emmy Awards, Netflix’s India Original “Delhi Crime” series, written and directed by Indian-Canadian producer Richie Mehta garnered the best drama series award.
The German show ‘Charité 2- Season 2′,’ Criminal UK’ and Argentina’s ‘The Bronze Garden – Season 2’ was pitted against ‘Delhi Crime’. The series, which streams on Netflix, received an award for creating India’s history.
The International Emmy for Drama Series goes to @GoldenKaravan/@skglobalent/@NetflixIndia, #India! #iemmys #iemmyWIN,” produced by “Delhi Crime,” shared the official International Emmy Award 2020 Twitter handle.”
Delhi Crime is a fictionalized crime drama centered on a painstaking investigation into the 2012 Delhi gang-rape, starring Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Adil Hussain, Rajesh Tailang, Vinod Sherawat, Denzil Smith, Gopal Dutt, Yashaswini Dayama, and Jaya Bhattacharya.
Richie pays tribute to the victim and her mother in his acceptance speech.
Netflix’s Delhi Crime sees Shefali Shah in the role of a Deputy Commissioner of Police, charged with nabbing the rapists of the horrific 2012 Delhi gang-rape and murder. Released in 2019, the show received rave reviews from the audience as well as the critics, even as it remains a very difficult show to watch. The 7-part series has a rating of 8.5 on IMDb.
India’s two other Emmy nominations included Amazon Prime Video’s Four More Shots and Arjun Mathur in the best comedy and actor categories for his role in the drama Made in Heaven. Both were unable to achieve victories.
While Four More Shots, produced by Rangita Pritish Nandy, lost to Ninguem ta Olhando (Nobody’s Looking) of Brazil, Mathur lost to Billy Barratt, 13, for his role in the Responsible Child of the UK.
For the first time in history, the 48th International Emmy Awards were virtually held due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic, No red carpet or stage audience was present. In New York City, famous actor Richard Kind hosted the event live from an empty theatre.