The 2019 edition of International Emmy Awards was held on Tuesday. Netflix India’s Lust Stories and Sacred Games were nominated in the Best TV Movie/Mini-Series and Best Drama Series categories, respectively.
Radhika Apte was also nominated in the Best Performance by an Actress category. However, none of them managed to clinch an award.
Lust Stories was an anthology film that brought together four directors — Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee and Anurag Kashyap. It featured tales of love and desire from the female perspective.
Gritty crime drama Sacred Games, created by Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap, was an adaptation of Vikram Chandra’s 2006 novel. It starred Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead roles. Its second season was released earlier this year.
It’s a pure delight 2 b receiving d beautiful winner trophy at d #InternationalEmmyAwards2019 Gala in NewYork wid 1 of my fav Director #JamesWatkins for our work #McMafia
Congratulations @jginorton #DavidStrathairn @CubaPictures #HosseinAmini & Team @iemmys @BBC #BestDramaSeries pic.twitter.com/miwOoL8EFO
— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) November 26, 2019
British crime drama McMafia, which featured Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a prominent role, was declared the Best Drama Series. The Best TV Movie/Mini-Series award went to Safe Harbour.
Here are winners in the major categories:
Drama Series – McMafia
TV Movie/Mini-Series – Safe Harbour
Best Performance by an Actress – Marina Gera In Örök Tél
Best Performance by an Actor – Haluk Bilginer In Şahsiyet
Documentary – Bellingcat – Truth In A Post-Truth World
Comedy – Especial De Natal Porta Dos Fundos
Arts Programming – Dance Or Die
Non-English Language US Primetime Program – Falco
Non-Scripted Entertainment – The Real Full Monty: Ladies’ Night
Short-Form Series – Hack The City
Telenovela – La Reina Del Flow [The Queen Of Flow]