With Netflix declaring Hasan Minaj the first Indian-American host of a weekly comedy show, his weekly antics on the world famous Netflix original Patriot Act has now earned him two nominations for the Webby awards.
The show itself has been nominated under the General Social Television and film category. Furthermore, YouTube extra exclusive footage for the show called Deep Cuts has been nominated in the Video Series & Channel Entertainment category.
Minaj was recently in the news for poking fun at Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the upcoming general elections in one of the episodes. It received mixed reactions from audiences as some found it to be biased and started a BoycottNetflix hashtag on twitter.
On the contrary, a section of the audience found it to be spot on and urged others to watch it before Netflix pulls it down.
Confused about who to vote in the upcoming#LoksabhaElection ? Watch Hasan Minhaj exploring the situation in his Netflix show Patriot Act.— Rohan Choubey (@rohanch2010) March 21, 2019
“Something deeper is at stake here.”#Boycottnetflix #Hasanminhaj #Netflix #Election2019
The Webby Awards is an annual event started 23 years ago in 1996. These are presented for excellence in online content production by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Check out one of Patriot Act’s Deep Cuts below: