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International Emmy Awards 2019: No Wins For India – But A For Effort

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“Whether we win or lose, we will party,” director Karan Johar told NDTV ahead of the International Emmy Awards in New York this morning – and that’s just what they did.

India had something of a moment at the International Emmys this year. Netflix anthology Lust Stories, a chapter of which Karan Johar directed, was nominated for two International Emmys – Best TV Movie/Mini-Series (won by the show Safe Harbour) and Best Actress for Radhika Apte (the award eventually went to Hungarian actress Marina Gera for Orok Tel). Sacred Games, another Netflix offering, was up for Best Drama Series, won by McMafia. Reality show The Remix was up for Best Non-Scripted Entertainment and Witness: India’s Forbidden Love for Best Documentary. The awards were won respectively by The Real Full Monty: Ladies’ Night and Bellingcat – Truth In A Post-Truth World.

For director Anurag Kashyap and actors Radhika Apte and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, the nominations were a double triumph – Anurag directs both Sacred Games and a chapter of Lust Stories; Radhika also stars in Sacred Games; Nawazuddin stars in both Sacred Games and winning show McMafia.

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