International Emmy Awards 2019 was held in New York on November 25. It was a big moment for India as two shows made their way to nominations for top honours. Filmmakers Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar graced the red carpet as their shows, Sacred Games and Lust Stories were nominated for International Emmys. Lust Stories, a chapter of which Karan Johar directed, was nominated for two International Emmys - Best TV Movie/Mini-Series. Also, Radhika Apte had bagged the best actress nomination though the award eventually went to Hungarian actress Marina Gera for Orok Tel. Another Indian show to bag a nomination was Sacred Games for best drama series, though the award was won by McMafia, which starred Nawazuddin Siddiqui. International Emmy Awards 2019: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte and Sacred Games Team Look Glam on the Red Carpet.
This was the 47th year of the International Emmys and it was indeed a big celebration. Filmmakers Karan Johar and Anurag Kashyap also managed to pose with Game Of Thrones showrunners, David Benioff and DB Weiss and had their fanboy moment of sorts. Actress Radhika Apte also managed to make heads turn at Emmys red carpet as she turned up in a beautiful ruffle dress.
As for the big winners of the evening, popular UK series, McMafia took home the best drama series honour. Best comedy-drama series was bagged by Brazilian show, Especial De Natal Porta Dos Fundos. Check out the full winners' list here.
Best Drama Series: McMafia (UK)
Best Comedy Series: Especial De Natal Porta Dos Fundos (The Last Hangover) (Brazil)
Best Actress: Marina Gera Orok Tel (Eternal Winter) (Hungary)
Best Actor: Haluk Bilginer, Sahsiyet (Persona) (Turkey)
Best TV Movie/Mini-Series: Safe Harbour (Australia)
Best Short-Form Series: Hack The City (Brazil)
Best Non-English Language US Primetime Program: Falco
Best Telenovela: La Reina Del Flow (The Queen Of Flow)
Best Documentary: Bellingcat - Truth In A Post-Truth World (Netherlands)
Best Arts Programming: Dance Or Die (Netherlands)
Best Non-Scripted Entertainment: The Real Full Monty: Ladies' Night (UK)
Even though Indian shows did not win this year, it certainly was great to have found recognition at the international stage. The digital content in India is exploding at the moment and with so many new shows with great topics, it looks the country will soon be bagging an International Emmy honour.