In a historic moment for India, filmmaker Ektaa Kapoor has been honoured with the prestigious Directorate Award at the 51st International Emmy Awards. Kapoor’s remarkable achievement marks her as the first Indian woman filmmaker to receive this esteemed accolade, underscoring her influential contributions to the industry.
Simultaneously, the International Emmy for Comedy was bestowed upon comedian and actor Vir Das, along with the acclaimed series Derry Girls season 3. This marks Das’s second nomination for an International Emmy, and he secured the award for his Netflix comedy special, For Das: Landingmaking him the first Indian comedian to achieve this distinction.
Taking to Instagram to share her joy, Kapoor posted a video featuring the coveted award, captioning it with pride, “India, I’m bringing home YOUR Emmy.” The official International Emmy Awards handle announced Vir Das’s win with enthusiasm, stating, “We have a tie! The International Emmy for Comedy goes to Vir Das: Landing produced by Weirdass Comedy/ Rotten Science/ Netflix.”
Kapoor’s groundbreaking win not only signifies a personal triumph but also recognises her impactful and unconventional work that has consistently delivered content resonating with diverse audiences for decades. Her win is a testament to the significant impact she has had on the industry, breaking barriers and contributing to the global recognition of Indian filmmaking.
Expressing her gratitude, as reported by YEARS and Times of IndiaKapoor reflected on the historic achievement, saying, “I’m delighted to receive the prestigious Emmys Directorate Award! It brings me immense joy and happiness to be honoured at a global scale, such as this. I’ve always wanted to tell stories because they give me a chance to be heard, seen, and represented.”
She continued, “I am grateful for the audience’s love that has opened doors for me, allowing me to transition from television to the world of films and OTT. Each story that I told became a bridge to connect with audiences on many levels. The unexpected turns this journey took are a testament to the power of love showered by the people of India and beyond. My heart is filled with gratitude and a stronger resolve to make a positive impact through my work for audiences.”
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