Delhi Crime, a Netflix web series that depicted the way a woman top cop handled the investigation in the infamous Nirbhaya gangrape case, has won the Best Drama Series award at the 48th International Emmy Awards 2020.
Notably, it defeated UK’s Criminal UK, Argentina’s El Jardín de Bronce (The Bronze Garden) Season 2 and Germany’s Charité 2 Season 2 which also secured the nomination in the same category.
While Delhi Crime secured a win, Amazon Prime’s Four More Shots Please lost in the best comedy series category. The award was won by Ninguem Ta Olhando (Nobody’s Looking).
Amazon Prime’s another series Made in Heaven’s actor Arjun Mathur also lost in the best actor’s category. The award was won by actor Billy Barratt for Responsible Child.
Award dedicated to all women
Delhi Crime’s director Richie Mehta dedicated the award to ‘all the women’ during the virtual ceremony.
“I dedicate this award to all the women who not just endure the violence that so many men inflict on them, but are then tasked to solve the problem. Finally, to the tireless mother and her daughter. Not a day goes by when I don’t think about you both and what the world subjected you two to. And I hope none of us ever forget that,” he said in his speech.
Delhi Crime star cast celebrates
Actor Adil Hussain tweeted: “Delhi Crime #DelhiCrime wins the Emmy @iemmys International Awards for Best Drama. Congratulations @RichieMehta unmatchable @ShefaliShah dearest @rajeshtailang and whole team Big Big Congratulations!”
Shefali Shah shared a video of the announcement.
OMGGGGGGGGGGGG OMGGGGGGGGGGGG OMGGGGGGGGGGGG#DelhiCrime@_AdilHussain @rajeshtailang @NetflixIndia @KaplanAaron @RasikaDugal @RichieMehta @TulseaTalent @CastingChhabra @GoldenKaravan pic.twitter.com/aNYaBZ0kao
— Shefali Shah (@ShefaliShah_) November 23, 2020
Actor Rajesh Tailang wrote: “OMG …. #delhicrime grabs @iemmys. Congratulations to the whole team.”
— Rajesh Tailang (@rajeshtailang) November 23, 2020
Several actors and directors also praised the Delhi Crime team and congratulated them for the award. Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui was one of them. He said: “#DelhiCrime winning big at the @iemmys is a Super proud moment for us Indians @netflix @NetflixIndia Hearty Congratulations Director @RichieMehta & the whole cast and crew.
— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) November 24, 2020
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