International Emmy Awards 2023: Winners, Nominees And Unforgettable Moments

Television director Ektaa Kapoor and comedian Vir Das win big at the prestigious International Emmy Awards 2023; dedicate their victory to India.

Published On Nov 21, 2023 | Updated On Mar 04, 2024


The star-studded extravaganza that was the International Emmy Awards 2023, unfolded in a spectacular blaze of glitz and glamour. Hollywood's elite gathered at the prestigious venue, making fashion statements that ranged from elegantly timeless to boldly avant-garde. The atmosphere buzzed with palpable excitement as the anticipation for the evening's winners reached a fever pitch.

As the curtain fell on this night of triumph, the Emmy Awards 2023 left an indelible mark on the annals of entertainment history. A glittering testament to the industry's creativity, resilience, and unwavering commitment to excellence, this year's ceremony will be remembered as an ode to the magic that unfolds when brilliance takes centre stage.

In a celebration of artistic brilliance, Vir Das, the charismatic and versatile Indian comedian, has emerged victorious at the 2023 Emmy Awards, leaving a mark on the global entertainment stage. Das, renowned for his razor-sharp wit and comic timing, has once again proven that excellence knows no boundaries. His performance, a sublime blend of humour, intellect, and cultural insight, captivated audiences worldwide and earned him the admiration of both fans and critics alike.

As fans bask in the afterglow of this monumental achievement, Vir Das shared a moment of gratitude with them on his social media handle quoting, “For India, For Indian comedy. Every breath, every word. Thank you to the @iemmys for this incredible honour.

India’s international triumph doesn't settle here. In the ceremony that celebrated the luminaries of the global entertainment industry, Ektaa Kapoor emerged as a beacon of creativity, clinching multiple Emmy Awards in 2023. Kapoor, known for her indomitable spirit and groundbreaking contributions to the world of television, stood on the global stage, adorned with accolades that reflected her unwavering commitment to storytelling.

The Emmy Awards, traditionally dominated by Western productions, witnessed a paradigm shift as Kapoor's innovative narratives captivated the international audience. Kapoor's avant-garde approach to storytelling, characterised by intricate plots, compelling characters, and audacious themes, earned her the epithet of a "pioneer" in the television industry. To celebrate the win with her loved ones Ektaa took to Instagram saying,” India I’m bringing YOUR Emmy”.


Indeed, the  prestigious Emmy statuettes, gleaming in their golden glory, found a deserving home in Kapoor's hands, underscoring her talent and vision. Her ability to seamlessly blend traditional storytelling with contemporary issues was lauded as "revolutionary" by critics and peers alike.

Kapoor's stellar achievement was marked by a cascade of emotions – from jubilation to awe – as she gracefully accepted the awards. The global recognition bestowed upon her was a testament to her unparalleled contributions to the art of storytelling, catapulting Indian television to the forefront of international acclaim.

While the winners were celebrated, nominees Shefali Shah and Jim Sarbh surely rooted loudly for them. For the unversed, Sarbh was nominated for the ‘Best Performance by an Actor’ award because of his work on the web series Rocket Boys on SonyLIV. With Sweden's Jonas Karlsson, UK's Martin Freeman, and Argentina's Gustavo Bassani, he was the only Indian to make up to the list.

Shah's remarkable performance in the Netflix-web series Delhi Crime Season 2 earned her a nomination in the Best Performance by an Actress category. Karla Souza of Mexico, Billie Piper of the UK, and Connie Nielsen of Denmark were nominated with her in this category.

Photo: Instagram/@Ektakapoor, @Virdas and @iemmys