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International Emmy Awards 2023 full list of winners: Vir Das Landing is Best Comedy, Karla Souza bags Best Actress

Nov 21, 2023 10:56 AM IST

International Emmy Awards 2023: India won two Emmys this year, including Vir Das' Netflix special Vir Das Landing that bagged International Emmy for Comedy.

The best in global television was honoured in New York on Monday night (Tuesday morning in India) at the 2023 International Emmy Awards. The 56 nominees for this year’s awards came from 20 countries across six continents. Netflix scored two best comedy nominees for its UK series Derry Girls and Vir Das: Landing, a stand-up special from one of India’s top comedians, Vir Das. Both of these shared the Best Comedy series awards. Also read: Shefali Shah rocks saree at International Emmy Awards, Ektaa Kapoor stuns in ethnic look

Vir Das and producer Reg Tigerman (left) pose with the Best Comedy award for Vir Das: Landing at the 51st International Emmy Awards in New York City, (REUTERS)
Vir Das and producer Reg Tigerman (left) pose with the Best Comedy award for Vir Das: Landing at the 51st International Emmy Awards in New York City, (REUTERS)

Who won what

Some of the big winners of the 2023 Emmys included Best Actor Martin Freeman for his role in the drama The Responder. Jim Sarbh was also nominated for the Best Actor category for his leading role in the Indian aerospace drama Rocket Boys. Best Drama Series award went to The Empress, Sommerhaus Serien (Germany). Best Documentary was awarded to Mariupol: The People’s Story, Top Hat Productions / Hayloft Productions / BBC (UK).

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Karla Souza for the Mexican sports drama Dive bagged the Best Actress award, beating Indian actor Shefali Shah nominated for season 2 of Netflix’s Delhi Crime, which had won the best drama award at the 2020 International Emmys. Ekta Kapoor, co-founder of Balaji Telefilms, was honoured with the 2023 International Emmy Directorate Award.

Vir Das' big win

Vir Das was nominated for an International Emmy for the second time for his Netflix special Vir Das: Landing. He was nominated alongside Le Flambeau, El Encargado and Derry Girls Season 3. Vir Das won and shared the prize with Derry Girls season 3. This is the first time an Indian comedian won the award.

Read on for the full list of Emmy Awards 2023 winners:

Best Actress: Karla Souza in La Caida (Dive)

Best Actor: Martin Freeman in The Responder

Best Comedy: Vir Das for Vir Das: Landing and Derry Girls season 3

Best TV Movie/Mini-Series: La Caida [Dive]

Best Non-Scripted Entertainment: A Ponte - The Bridge Brasil

Best Short-Form Series: Des Gens Bien Ordinaires [A Very Ordinary World]

Best Factual And Entertainment For Kids: Built To Survive

Best Documentary: Mariupol: The People's Story

Best Sports Documentary: Harley and Katya

Best Arts Programming: Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On

Best Telenovela: Yargi [Family Secrets]

Best Animation for Kids: The Smeds and The Smoos

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