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Vir Das Makes History with Emmy Win for ‘Vir Das: Landing’

At the 2023 International Emmy Awards, Indian comedian Vir Das made history by winning the comedy prize for his Netflix special, 'Vir Das: Landing.'

Indian comedian Vir Das achieved a groundbreaking feat at the 2023 International Emmy Awards, securing the comedy award for his Netflix special, ‘Vir Das: Landing.’ This notable win was shared with the renowned show ‘Derry Girls – Season 3.’

Award Triumph and Nominations:

‘Vir Das: Landing’ triumphed over global contenders, including ‘Le Flambeau’ from France, ‘El Encargado’ from Argentina, and ‘Derry Girls – Season 3’ from the UK. 

The comedian sported a traditional black bandhgala set, adding a cultural touch to the prestigious ceremony.

Emotional Pre-Award Post:

Ahead of the event, Das shared a poignant Instagram story reflecting on his journey. His caption, ‘The day he was called a terrorist, he was nominated for the Emmys,’ resonated deeply. 

Encouraging those facing challenges, he conveyed hope, emphasizing life’s cyclical nature and the eventual embrace of positivity and love.

Previous Nominations and Impact:

Das’ history with the International Emmys dates back to 2021 when his third stand-up special, ‘Vir Das: For India,’ earned an International Emmy Nomination for ‘Best Comedy.’ 

The recent win marks a continued impactful presence in the global comedy landscape.

Global Recognition at the International Emmy Awards:

The International Emmy Awards, hosted in New York City, showcased an eclectic mix of 56 nominees from 20 countries across 14 categories this year. 

Vir Das’s victory underscored his exceptional comedic talent, contributing to the diverse and talented pool of global entertainment.

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