Delhi Crime wins International Emmy for Best Drama Series
The 2019 Netflix series is the first Indian title to win an International Emmy
Richie Mehta’s Delhi Crime has won the Best Drama Series award at the 48th International Emmy Awards. The 2019 Netflix series is the first Indian title to win an International Emmy. The awards were held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The news was shared by the International Emmy Awards handle on Twitter.
Delhi Crime is based on the real-life police investigation into the 2012 Delhi gang rape case. The fictionalised series features Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Adil Hussain, Rajesh Tailang, Avijit Dutt, Gopal Dutt, Jaya Bhattacharya, Denzil Smith, and Yashaswini Dayama in the main roles.
Shefali, who essayed the central character of DCP Vartika Chaturvedi in the show, posted a video of the win on Instagram.
In his acceptance speech, writer-director Richie Mehta dedicated the award to the women anchoring the show. "The project was led by women, it was financed, put together and released by women. This crime was solved by women. This is for the courage of those women and all the women who not only endure the violence that so many men inflict on them, but then are tasked with solving the problem," Richie said.
He also added, "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.”
Adil Hussain tweeted,