Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vir Das, ‘Aarya’ Nominated for International Emmy Awards

The winners for the International Emmy Awards 2021 will be announced on 22 November.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Sushmita Sen's&nbsp;<em>Aarya,&nbsp;</em>Vir Das' comedy special, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui were nominated for the International Emmy Awards.</p></div>

The 49th International Emmy Awards will be presented on 22 November in New York City. The live streaming will be available on Tuesday, 23 November, at 5.30 am IST on the International Emmy Academy's website.

Sushmita Sen’s Aarya, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Vir Das’ comedy For India special are among those nominated this year. Aarya directed by Vinod Rawat, Sandeep Modi, and Ram Madhvani has been nominated under the ‘Drama Series’ category while Siddiqui has been nominated for ‘Best Actor’ for his show Serious Men.


In Aarya, Sushmita Sen plays the role of Aarya Sareen who is unaware of the dangerous nature of her husband’s business. She soon goes on a mission to avenge her husband Tej Sareen’s death and gets involved in the drug mafia for the same.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer Serious Men is a satirical comedy which follows an astronomer’s assistant who lies about his son being a science prodigy.

Vir Das’ Netflix comedy special Vir Das: For India, which released in January 2020, was nominated for the International Emmy Award for ‘Best Comedy’. The others nominated under the category are Call My Agent 4, Promesas De Campana, and Motherland Christmas Lives. In Vir Das: For India, the stand-up comedian touched upon topics ranging from India’s history to Bollywood.

After the announcement in September, Das had shared the news of his nomination on Instagram with the caption, "Umm...just got nominated for the #internationalemmyawards uh...Holy Shit... thankyou."

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vir Das, ‘Aarya’ Nominated for International Emmy Awards

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“I’m just so happy it’s for a show about my culture, and my people and how funny we are. The special was my love letter to India and this is just unbelievable,” Vir Das said in a statement.

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