International Emmy Awards 2023: On Monday, November 20, at the 51st International Film Awards, producer Ekta Kapoor won the Directorate Award, making history as the first Indian woman filmmaker to win the International Emmy Directorate Award. Furthermore, Vir Das and the third season of Derry Girls were recognised with the International Emmy for Comedy. It was Vir Das’s second International Emmy nomination.
The actor and comedian took home the prize for Vir Das: Landing, his Netflix comedy special. He became the first comedian from India to receive this accolade as a result.
Ekta Kapoor and Vir Das International Emmy Awards 2023 Wins
Ekta Kapoor posted a video of the coveted trophy to Instagram with the remark, “India I’m bringing home YOUR Emmy @iemmys.”
The International Emmy Awards’ official X account declared, “We have a tie!” after Vir Das’s victory. “Vir Das: Landing, produced by Weirdass Comedy/ Rotten Science/Netflix, wins the International Emmy for Comedy.”
The industry has benefited from Ekta Kapoor’s contributions, as seen by her triumph. Her victory is a personal achievement as well as a testament to her innovative and avant-garde work, which has produced material for decades that has connected with a wide range of audiences.
The producer expressed her thanks and said, “I’m thrilled to receive the prestigious Emmys Directorate Award!”. As she thought back on this momentous accomplishment. I am really happy and joyful to be recognised on such a worldwide level. Storytelling has always been a passion of mine since it allows me to be seen, heard, and represented. I am appreciative of the support from the public, which has made it possible for me to move from television to the worlds of films and over-the-top content. Every tale I shared served as a means of establishing a multifaceted connection with my listeners. The surprising detours our trip made are however evidence of the strength of the affection bestowed by the people of India and beyond. I have a greater desire and a grateful heart to use my work to positively influence audiences.”
Ekta Kapoor in TV Industry
The comments portion of her video was swamped with red heart emoticons and congrats quickly after she released the video. Ekta Kapoor, the daughter of actor Jeetendra Kapoor and media executive Shobha Kapoor, established Balaji in 1994. She is recognised with starting a new genre of television entertainment, indeed changing the face of television in India, and sparking the country’s satellite television boom. Under the Balaji brand, more than 17,000 hours of television and 45 films have been produced.
Ekta has created a number of well-known TV series under her brand. Including “Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii,” “Kasautii Zindagii Kay,” “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi,” and also “Bade Achhe Lagte Hain.”