The 48th International Emmy Awards was special for India for many reasons. Netflix’s Delhi Crime won the Best Drama Series award. Based on the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case, Delhi Crime dives into DCP Vartika Chaturvedi’s portrayed by Shefali Shah thorough search for the culprits, as India’s capital city reels in the aftermath of the brutal gangrape. While Amazon Prime’s series Four More Shots too was nominated ‘Best Comedy Series’, it did not bring home the award and lost the award to Ninguem Ta Olhando (Nobody’s Looking). Actor Arjun Mathur was nominated for ‘Best Actor’ for his role in ‘Made In Heaven’, also lost the award to ‘Responsible Child’. Delhi Crime is the first-ever web-series from India to win an International Emmy Award.
WHAT IS DELHI CRIME ALL ABOUT?
Netflix’s Delhi Crime, directed by Richie Mehta, sees Shefali Shah in the role of a Deputy Commissioner of Police, charged with capturing the rapists of the horrific 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder. Released in 2019, the show received rave reviews from the audience as well as the critics, even as it remains a very difficult show to watch. The 7-part series has a rating of 8.5 on IMDb.
The 48th International Emmy Awards, for the first time in the history, was held virtually due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. There was no red carpet or stage audience. Popular actor Richard Kind hosted the event live from an empty theatre in New York City.