Though Vir Das and Nawazuddin Siddiqui did not win at the 49th International Emmy Awards, they did the country proud

Vir Das, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sushmita Sen had bagged a nomination in the 49th International Emmy Awards, which was held on November 23 in New York City. While Vir Das lost out on the award to Call My Agent, who bagged best comedy series, Nawazuddin lost the Emmys for Best Actor to David Tennant. This was the second year for Nawaz at the International Emmys; he was there in 2019 with two shows nominated for Best Drama—Sacred Games and McMafia, which won. This year, he had nominations under Best Actor category for Netflix’s Serious Men.

Meanwhile, Sushmita Sen’s debut web series Aarya was nominated in the Best Drama Series category. However, the Emmy was bagged by Israel’s Tehran. While Sushmita gave the event a miss, Vir Das and Nawazuddin Siddiqui attended the in-person award ceremony in New York. Both of them looked dapper in suits. In fact, there was a special shoot done by the Netflix team, before the two men walked the red carpet at the International Emmy Awards.

After the event, Vir took to his Instagram account and penned a note saying even though he missed out on the coveted award, he still got a medal and ate a fantastic salad! He even shared a picture of his salad and wrote, “I was nominated for best comedy at the International Emmy Awards, for jokes. Call My Agent, a beautiful show I love, won. But I got this medal, and ate this fantastic salad…It was an honour to represent my country. Thanks so much to the @iemmys For India. It’s always for India. #VirDasForIndia.”

This was the third consecutive year for Netflix’s Indian stories to be nominated at the International Emmy Awards. Last year, Netflix’s Delhi Crime won India’s first ever International Emmy for Best Drama Series. In 2019, Sacred Games, Lust Stories and actress Radhika Apte were nominated across different categories. — TNS

Vir’s Young designer

Habitual of making headlines with his jokes, Vir Das made a statement even while arriving at Emmys. The comedian and actor had invited young designers to crowd-source his outfit, which would help him support someone who is actually in need to establish a brand. Vir wore a black buttoned-down jacket, which was paired with a short white kurta and black pants.

Pradeep Bhatt, a fourth-year fashion student at NIFT, designed his outfit. Vir Das had also mentioned that his dress for the Emmys will be auctioned for charity after the award function. Vir is an advocate of minimalism and repeats his clothes on stage performances as well. Rather than spending a hefty amount on his clothes, he chose a budding designer.

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