The show is the first Indian series to win an International Emmy.
— International Emmy Awards (@iemmys) November 23, 2020
Based on the brutal gang-rape of a 23-year-old by six men in a moving bus in New Delhi in 2012 and the subsequent investigation by the Delhi Police to nab the culprits, the series was helmed by writer-director Ritchie Mehta. The series sees Shah in the lead role of Deputy Commissioner of Police Vartika Chaturvedi and also features Avijit Dutt, Gopal Dutt, Jaya Bhattacharya, Denzil Smith, and Yashaswini Dayama in pivotal roles.
In his acceptance speech, Mehta said, “The project was led by women, it was financed and put together and released by women, this crime was solved by women, this is for the courage of those women and all the women who not only endure the violence that so many men inflict on them but then are tasked with solving the problem.”
“And finally the fearless and tireless Asha Devi and her daughter Jyoti Singh. Not a day goes by when I don’t think about you both… I hope none of us ever forget,” he added.
Delhi Crime won the award in the Best Drama Series category, which had names like Germany’s Charité 2 Season 2, UK’s Criminal:UK, and Argentina’s El Jardín de Bronce (The Bronze Garden) Season 2.
Apart from Delhi Crime, Amazon Prime Video’s Indian production Four More Shots Please! was nominated in the Best Comedy Series Award Of The Year category, which was bagged by Brazil’s Ninguém Tá Olhando (Nobody’s Looking).
Arjun Mathur (cast member of Amazon Prime Video’s Made In Heaven) was nominated in the Best Actor In A Web Series category, which was won by 13-year-old Billy Barratt for his performance in UK’s television film Responsible Child.
The International Academy presented one Special Award and 12 Emmys across 11 categories, due to a tie in the Non-English Language U.S. Primetime category. The award ceremony was held virtually this year, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Here are the winners in the other categories:
Best Performance By An Actor
Billy Barratt in Responsible Child
Kudos / 72 films
Guido Caprino in 1994
Sky / Wildside / Beta Film
Raphael Logam in Impuros (Impure) Season 2
The Walt Disney Company / Barry Company
Arjun Mathur in Made in Heaven
Excel Media & Entertainment LLP / Tiger Baby Productions
Best Performance By An Actress
Emma Bading in Play
Sappralot Productions / Tellux Next / BR / ARD Degeto
Andrea Beltrão in Hebe
Globo / 20th Century Fox Brazil / Hebe Forever / Labrador Filmes / Loma Filmes / Warner Bros
Glenda Jackson in Elizabeth is Missing
Yeo Yann Yann in Invisible Stories
HBO Asia / Birdmandog
TV Movie / Mini-Series
L’Effondrement (The Collapse)
ET BIM / STUDIO+ / CANAL+
Elis – Viver é Melhor que Sonhar
Globo / Globo Filmes / Bravura Cinematografica / Academia de Filmes
The Festival of the Little Gods
Kudos / 72 films
Click here for the full list of winners.
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