New York, September 23, 2021: Nominations for the 2021 International Emmy Awards were announced today (September 23) by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Across 11 categories, there are 44 nominees announced from a number of 24 countries.
Among the Indian nominees, supremely talented, Nawazuddin Siddique, has been nominated in the Best Actor category for his Netflix film "Serious Man". It is a satirical comedy-drama film based on Manu Joseph's book of the same name.
The story follows Ayyan Mani, a middle-aged man working as an assistant to an astronomer at the National Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai. Furious at his situation in life, Ayyan develops an outrageous story that his 10-year-old son is a science genius—a lie which later gets out of control.
Apart from Siddique, actor comedian Vir Das gets nominations in the Comedy category for his special show "Vir Das: For India" on Netflix. Written and co-directed by Das, the comedian celebrates the history of India with his one-of-a-kind perspective in the show.
Moving from the individual category, Sushmita Sen fronted crime drama web series on Disney+Hotstar, "Aarya" has been nominated in the Best Drama Series category. Co-created by Ram Madhvani, "Aarya" is based on the Dutch drama series "Penoza", in which an independent woman seeks to protect her family and joins a mafia gang in order to get revenge for her husband's murder.
"We are so proud of our Nominees and the record-breaking number of countries", said International Academy President & CEO Bruce Paisner. "To those who feared the pandemic would slow TV production around the world, this is your answer".
Winners of the International Emmy Awards will be announced at an in-person Ceremony in New York City, on Monday, November 22, 2021. The interviews of all the nominees will be featured online during the International Emmy World Television Festival from November 12 to 22 on the International Academy's website www.iemmys.tv.
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