The Netflix India produced show Delhi Crime won the 48th International Emmy Awards for the best drama series on Monday night.
According to a PTI report, director-writer Richie Mehta said on Tuesday the award is the collective victory of the cast and crew who worked tirelessly to make the show a reality.
“I never anticipated getting here – it”s the culmination of years of work by hundreds of people, sometimes in total isolation and defiance.
The Shefali Shah starrer “”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,” the Indian-Canadian director said in a statement.
Told from the perspective of the Delhi Police team investigating the crime that made global headlines, “Delhi Crime” deconstructs the case of the 23-year-old physiotherapy intern who was abducted and gangraped in a moving bus on the night of December 16, 2012 before she was abandoned on a Delhi road.
The show, released in 2019, received massive acclaim for its sensitive retelling of a horrific crime that shook the entire nation, the PTI report saoid
Performances by its ensemble cast, included Rasika Dugal, Adil Hussain and Rajesh Tailang.
“Led by the incredible Richie Mehta, the amazing cast and crew told an important story with sensitivity and responsibility. Winning Best Drama Series is a testament to the brilliance of India”s outstanding creative community. We hope this is the first win of many for Indian stories that are watched and appreciated by the world,” Monika Shergill, VP, Content, Netflix India Shergill said.
“Delhi Crime” was nominated in the best drama series category alongside Germany”s “Charite” season two, UK”s “Criminal”, and second season of “El Jardin de Bronce (The Bronze Garden)” from Argentina.
Meanwhile, the Indian show, Amazon Prime Video’s Four More Shots Please, was also nominated for the Best Comedy Series, and Made In Heaven’s Arjun Mathur was nominated for the Best Actor award.