Mumbai: In January 2020, actor and stand-up comedian Vir Das dropped one of his most memorable and iconic stand-up specials to date on India’s Republic Day. Titled Vir Das: For India, the special focus was on everything about India and being an Indian. The special was so appreciated that it even earned the renowned comedian-actor an International Emmy Nomination for Best Comedy alongside the likes of Call My Agent Season 4, Motherland Christmas Special, and Promesas De Campana.
The special was dedicated to the country through Vir’s own experiences both big and small and embodied a whole variety of topics that lent itself to someone iconic moments in the show. The special was produced by Das’ production house Weirdass Comedy and found a vast amount of praise and positive reviews the world over.
Two other Indians, Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Best Actor) for Serious Men and Sushmita Sen (Aarya in the Best Drama Category) are also in the running for an Emmy.
An elated, Vir says, “I’m so honoured to be nominated, but I’m just so happy it’s for a show about my culture, and my people and how funny we are. The special was my love letter to India and this is just unbelievable.”
The full list was announced today by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has 44 Nominees in 11 categories and record-breaking 24 nations.