Washington [US], September 23 (ANI): Nominations for the 2021 International Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday with 44 nominees across 11 categories, spanning a record number of 24 countries.
Out of the lot, actors Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Vir Das along with Sushmita Sen-starrer series 'Aarya' bagged nominations for India. David Tennant, French comedy 'Call My Agent', and Israeli drama Tehran was also nominated at the International Emmy Awards this year by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
In the Best Comedy category, Vir, whose standup 'Vir Das: For India' got nominated alongside the likes of 'Call My Agent Season 4', 'Motherland Christmas Special' and 'Promesas De Campana', spoke about this exciting development.
"I'm so honoured to be nominated, but 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," he said.
Tennant got nominated for Best Performance from an Actor for his starring role in ITV crime series 'Des' while 'Tehran' is up in the Drama Series category. Actor Menna Shalaby has earned her first-ever Emmy nomination for her performance in the crime mini-series 'Every Week Has A Friday'.
Nawazuddin has been nominated in the Best Actor category for his role in 'Serious Men', a satirical drama film based on Manu Joseph's book of the same name. Meanwhile, the Sushmita Sen-led crime drama web series 'Aarya' has been nominated in the Best Drama Series category.
"We are so proud of our Nominees and the record-breaking number of countries," said International Academy President and CEO Bruce Paisner in a statement. He added, "To those who feared the pandemic would slow down TV production around the world, this is your answer."Below is the complete list of 2021 International Emmy Awards nominees:Arts Programming'Emicida - Amarelo: E Tudo Para Ontem [Emicida - Amarelo: It's All For Yesterday]'NetflixBrazil'Kubrick By Kubrick'Temps Noir / Telemark / ARTEFrance'Nakamura-ya family 2020 Mattemashita! Kankuro Shichinosuke Shiren to Kassai no Makuake SP [Kabuki Actors' Anguish - Is Entertainment Nonessential?]'Fuji Television Network, Inc. / Kyodo Television, Ltd.
Japan'Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words'Footwork Films LtdUnited KingdomBest Performance by an ActorRoy Nik in 'Normali'Dori Media / HOTIsraelNawazuddin Siddique in 'Serious Men'Bombay Fables / Cineraas Entertainment / NetflixIndiaChristian Tappan in 'El Robo del Siglo (The Great Heist)'Dynamo Producciones / NetflixColombiaDavid Tennant in 'Des'New Pictures / ITVUnited KingdomBest Performance by an ActressValeria Betucelli in ''El Cuaderno de Tomy'Pampa Films / NetflixArgentinaAne Garabain in 'Patria'HBO Europe / Alea MediaSpainMenna Shalaby in 'Every Week Has a Friday'Shahid / Meem / Film FactoryEgyptHaley Squires in 'Adult Material'Fifty FathomsUnited KingdomComedy'Call My Agent - Season 4'Mon Voisin Productions / Mother Productions / France television / NetflixFrance'Motherland: Christmas Special'Merman Television / Twofour / LionsgateUnited Kingdom'Promesas de Campana [Campaign Promises]'Foxtelecolombia / Claro VideoColombia'Vir Das: For India'Weirdass Comedy / NetflixIndiaDocumentary'Cercados [Sieged]'Original Globoplay / Globo JornalismBrazil'Hope Frozen: A Quest To Live Twice'2050 Productions / NetflixThailand'They Call Me Babu'Pieter van Huystee FilmNetherlands'Toxic Beauty'White Pine PicturesCanadaDrama Series'Aarya'Ram Madhvani Films / Endemol Shine GroupIndia'El Presidente'Gaumont / Amazon StudiosChile'Tehran'Donna and Shula Productions / Paper Plane ProductionsIsrael'There She Goes - Season 2'Merman TelevisionUnited KingdomNon-English Language U.S. Primetime Program'21st Annual Latin Grammy Awards'The Latin Recording Academy / UnivisionUnited States of America'A Tiny Audience'A Tiny Audience, LLCUnited States of America'Covid 19 Adaptarnos O Morir'WAPAUnited States of America'Premio Lo Nuestro 2020'Univision NetworkUnited States of AmericaNon-Scripted Entertainment'Da's Liefde! [That's Love!]'ShelterBelgium'I-Land'CJ ENM / Studio Take One / Big Hit EntertainmentSouth Korea'?Quien es la Mascara? [The Masked Singer] - Season 2'Televisa / EndemolShine BoomdogMexico'The Masked Singer'Bandicoot Scotland / ITVUnited KingdomShort-Form Series'Beirut 6:07'Shahid / ImagicLebanon'Diario de Um Confinado'Original GloboplayBrazil'Gente Hablando [People Talking] - Season 2'Set Magic Audiovisual / AtresmediaSpain'INSiDE'Luminous BeastNew ZealandTelenovela'Amor de Mae [A Mother's Love]'Original GloboplayBrazil'Quer o Destino [Destiny]'Plural EntertainmentPortugal'The Song Of Glory'Zhejiang Huace FilmTV Co., Ltd / Croton Cultural Media Co., Ltd / Croton Entertainment Co. Ltd / Oasis StudioPR China'Wo De Nv Xia Luo Ming Yi [A Quest To Heal]'Mediacorp TV Singapore Pte LtdSingaporeTV Movie / Mini-Series'Atlantic Crossing'Cinenord / Beta Film / NRKNorway'Des'New Pictures / ITVUnited Kingdom'It's Okay to Not Be Okay'Studio Dragon / Story TV / GoldmedalistSouth Korea'Todas As Mulheres do Mundo (All the Women in the World)'Original GloboplayBrazilAll nominated program trailers and exclusive Nominee interviews will be featured online during the International Emmy World Television Festival from November 12 to 22 on the International Academy's website. Winners will be announced at an in-person Ceremony in New York City, on Monday, November 22, 2021, at a location that will be announced shortly.
The three nominations from India, come after previously registering a strong performance at the 48th International Emmy Awards with filmmaker Richie Mehta''s 'Delhi Crime' winning the best drama series honour in November 2020. (ANI)