Indian filmmaker Ekta Kapoor on Monday, November 20, was awarded Directorate Award at the 51st International Film Awards, becoming the First Indian Woman Filmmaker to receive the International Emmy Directorate Award. Additionally, Vir Das, along with Derry Girls season 3, were honoured with the International Emmy for Comedy. It was Vir Das's second nomination for an International Emmy.
The comedian and actor won the award for his Netflix comedy special, Vir Das: Landing. This made him the first Indian comedian to accomplish this honor. Taking to Instagram, Ekta Kapoor shared a video of the prestigious award, which she captioned, “India I'm bringing home YOUR Emmy @iemmys."A post shared by EktaaRkapoor (@ektarkapoor) Announcing Vir Das's win, the official X handle for International Emmy Awards posted, “We have a tie! The International Emmy for Comedy goes to Vir Das: Landing produced by Weirdass Comedy/ Rotten Science/ Netflix." Ekta Kapoor's win shows her contributions have impacted the industry.
Her win is not only a personal triumph, but a recognition of her unconventional and ground-breaking work, which consistently delivers content that resonates with a diverse audience for decades. Reflecting on this historic achievement, the producer shared her gratitude and stated, "I'm delighted to receive the prestigious Emmys Directorate Award! It brings me immense joy and happiness to be honoured at a global scale, such as this. I've always wanted to tell stories because they give me a chance to be heard, seen and represented.Read more on livemint.com