NEW YORK: Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sushmita Sen-starrer ‘Aarya’ and stand-up comedian Vir Das were among the several nominees for the International Emmy Awards 2021, held in New York City on Monday night. While it sure was a moment of pride for the three to represent India at the prestigious awards ceremony, all three missed out on the top spot in their respective categories. Nawazuddin was nominated for Best Actor for his performance in ‘Serious Men’. However, the Emmy went to Scottish actor David Tennant for ‘Des’.
Vir, who was recently embroiled in a controversy over his ‘I come from two Indias’ act at the Kennedy Center in Washington, was nominated for the Netflix comedy special ‘Vir Das: For India’. However, he lost out in the Best Comedy category as the award went to the popular French show ‘Call My Agent!’. Sushmita’s ‘Aarya’, a Disney+ Hotstar series helmed by Ram Madhvani, was nominated in the Best Drama Series category. However, the Emmy was bagged by Israel’s ‘Tehran’.