Nawazuddin, Ram Madhvani, Vir Das Line up for International Emmys Awards
The International Emmy Awards 2021 held in New York City today much to the delight of fans. Some of the biggest names from the entertainment fraternity are set to vie for top honours at the star-studded ceremony, which suggests that a keen contest is on the part. The Indian audience has plenty to look forward to this time around, something that has become possible because of the rise of OTT platforms. Here is a look at the Indian nominees.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui is a versatile actor who has been nominated in the 'best actor' section for his performance in the critically-acclaimed movie 'Serious Men'. The comedy-drama features him in the role of Ayyan Mani, a frustrated middle-aged man who finds himself in an awkward situation because of a lie. The Sudhir Mishra-helmed movie received praise for its effective execution and performances. 'Serious Men' had an impressive cast that included Nassar and Sanjay Narvekar.
Aarya has been nominated for a series has earned a nomination in the 'best drama' segment. It featured Sushmita Sen in the lead and was her OTT debut. The show released rave reviews from fans and critics alike when it premiered last year. The series revolved around the circumstances that force a naive mother to join hands with the mafia. Its cast includes Chandrachur Singh, Sikander Kher and Alexx O'Nell.
In the past, Indian OTT content has garnered a fair deal of international attention over the last few years. 'Sacred Games 2, 'Four More Shots', 'Delhi Crime' and 'Lust Stories' are some of the shows that were previously nominated for Emmy Awards. Arjun Mathur was nominated in the 'best actor;' category last year for his work in 'Made in Heaven'.
There's a perception that OTT may face competition from cinemas in the coming days as the entertainment industry is set to return to normal after the Covid-19 lockdown. The reality, however, is different. OTT has emerged as the hub for bold/ hard-hitting content. Shows such as 'Four More Shots 3' and 'Aarya 2' have already been announced, which suggests that the future is bright.