Vir Das brings home an International Emmy trophy! The comedian won the International Emmy Award for Comedy at the International Emmy Awards 2023. The comedian won the award for his popular Netflix special Vir Das: Landing. The comedian shared the award with Derry Girls Season 3. Both titles were nominated alongside France’s Le Flambeau annd Argentina’s El Encargado. The news of his win was shared by the official International Emmy Awards handle on X, previously known as Twitter.
“We have a Tie! The International Emmy for Comedy goes to “Vir Das: Landing” produced by Weirdass Comedy / Rotten Science / Netflix #iemmyWIN,” the handle posted, along with a picture of Vir Das. Congratulations have been pouring in since the announcement.
Speaking about his win, Vir said, “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.”
He also shared pictures with the trophy on social media.
The International Emmy Awards ceremony were held in New York City on November 20. While Vir won, Shefali Shah lost out on her Emmy. The actress lost the award to to Mexican actress Karla Souza for her performance in the series ‘La Cada [Dive]’. The actresses were nominated alongside Connie Nielsen for the Danish project The Dreamer, Becoming Karen Blixen, and Billie Piper in I Hate Suzie Too.