Outstanding and big achievement for an Indian web series in an international stage, Netflix’s Delhi Crime has bagged the Best Drama Series award at the 48th International Emmys. On the other hand Portuguese series Ninguém tá Olhando (Nobody’s Looking) for comedy and Spanish telenovela La Reina del Sur were awarded in the category of Non-English U.S. Primetime Program.
Richie Mehta’s true-crime series Delhi Crime is a fictionalised version based on the Nirbhaya case. The series sensitively captures the complexities of the scrutiny, the emotional toll on the investigating team, and their determination to bring the perpetrators to justice in a fraught environment. Over six years of research went into the making of the series, which was shot on location in New Delhi. The series boasts of a stellar cast, including Shefali Shah, Rajesh Tailang, Rasika Dugal and Adil Hussain.
Celebrating this incredible honour, director and screenwriter of the series Richie Mehta, shares, “I never anticipated getting here – it’s the culmination of years of work by hundreds of people, sometimes in total isolation and defiance. 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.”
Netflix’s Sacred Games (S1) and Lust Stories were nominated in the Best Drama and Best TV Movie Or Miniseries categories, respectively, for the 47th Annual International Emmy Awards, while Radhika Apte was nominated for Best Actress for Lust Stories. This year, Delhi Crime brings home the award.