Netflix’s ‘Delhi Crime’ wins Best Drama Series at Emmy Awards 2020

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners for the 48th Annual International Emmy Awards on Monday via a livestream event. Netflix’s “Delhi Crime” won Best Drama Series against many international competitors, taking the crown for the first Indian web series to bring home an International Emmy Award.

Germany’s Charité Season 2, UK’s Criminal and Argentina’s El Jardín de Bronce (The Bronze Garden) Season 2 were in the race, but Delhi Crime triumphed.

Richie Mehta’s true-crime series, Delhi Crime, is a fictionalised retelling of events following the Nirbhaya case. The series sensitively captures the complexities of the scrutiny, the emotional toll on the investigating team, and their determination to bring the perpetrators to justice in a fraught environment.

Over six years of research went into the making of the series, which was shot on location in New Delhi. The series boasts of a stellar cast, including Shefali Shah, Rajesh Tailang, Rasika Dugal and Adil Hussain.

Director and screenwriter of the series Richie Mehta, said:

“I never anticipated getting here – it’s the culmination of years of work by hundreds of people, sometimes in total isolation and defiance. Delhi Crime is a complete labour of love, born out of sadness, anger, frustration, and ultimately, compassion. The entire team from start to finish should take a bow for giving their all to this vision.”

On the other hand, another Indian show, Amazon Prime Video’s “Four More Shots Please”, that was nominated for the Best Comedy Series, did not manage to take the win.

Made In Heaven’s Arjun Mathur was nominated for the Best Actor award for the same Amazon Original, however, he too lost out against tough competitors.

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