The nominations for The International Emmy Awards 2020, to be held on 23rd November in New York City was announced on 24th September, Thursday. Once again an Indian actor and 3 Indian shows make it to the list. Despite the fact that this is a little step down from Indian nominees at International Emmy 2019 where India had 4 nominations yet came home empty-handed, this year there is a real chance for Indian nominees at International Emmy 2020 to bag the prize!
And the Indian Nominees for The International Emmy 2020 are
2020 International Emmy for Best Performance by an Actor
- Billy Barratt, Responsible Child (United Kingdom)
- Guido Caprino, 1994 (Italy)
- Raphael Logam, Impuros [Impure]: Season 2 (Brazil)
- Arjun Mathur, Made in Heaven (India)
ARJUN MATHUR, who played the lead role in Amazon Prime’s Made In Heaven, written by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kaagti has been nominated for the category of Best Performance By an Actor.
Arjun thanked the entire team for this achievement. He firstly thanked Amazon Prime Video, Excel Movies, and Tiger Baby Films. “Hold on for a second. I need to thank a whole bunch of people” Arjun wrote.
Arjun Mathur, born and brought up in London, United Nations learned acting from Barry John’s Institute as well as Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. He began his career as an assistant director in movies like Kyun! Ho Gaya Na, Mangal Pandey, and Rang de Basanti. His acting career began in 2007 when he made his debut opposite Irrfan Kahn in Mira Nair’s Migration and as Shabana Azmi and Boman’s Irani’s son in Faran Akthar’s positive! His journey has just been uphill since then.
Made in Heaven is the story of two wedding planners in Delhi, who have modern aspirations against the backdrop of big fat Indian weddings revealing many secrets and lies including the high social classes and their wants for dowry and virginity tests in an arranged marriage.Other nominees in the category Best Performance by an Actor
2020 International Emmy for Best Drama
- Charité: Season 2 (Germany)
- Criminal UK (United Kingdom)
- Delhi Crime (India)
- El Jardín de Bronce [The Bronze Garden]: Season 2 (Argentina)
DELHI CRIME, streaming on Netflix, written by Richie Mehta has been selected for The Best Drama Series category! Starring Shefali Shah as DCP Vartika Chaturvedi, this crime thriller series revolves around the real-life incident of the brutal Delhi gang rape, 2015, and how the culprits were caught and confessed during interrogation.
With spine chilling revelations and the truth behind one of India’s daughter’s painful death, this series one hundred percent deserves the place on this list and to win too!
2020 International Emmy for Best Comedy
- Back to Life (United Kingdom)
- Fifty (Israel)
- Four More Shots Please (India)
- Ninguém tá Olhando [Nobody’s Looking] (Brazil)
FOUR MORE SHOTS PLEASE, again an Amazon Prime original by Ishita Moitra and Devika Bhagat starring Sayani Gupta, Gurbani, Maanvi Gurgoo, and Kriti Kulhari has been listed for the Best Comedy Series. This series deals with four female friends, who unexpectedly meet at a bar and instantly develop a very close friendship. From different clothes to different attitudes and life, we get to see their journey of romance, friendships, heartbreaks, work-life conflicts, ambitions, and anxieties in modern-day India as a modern woman. The best part about this show is every woman/girl watching can relate to one of them which makes this show that much more exciting!
Here is what Sayani Gupta who plays Damini Roy posted about the Emmy Nominations on her Instagram handle
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