While Radhika Apte is nominated for Best Performance By An Actress for 'Lust Stories', the anthology is also competing in the TV Movie/Miniseries category.

Flix Awards Friday, September 20, 2019 - 12:27

The International Emmy Awards announced its nominees on Thursday and there’s some great news for Indian entertainment as well, with a total of four nominations, including one for Best Performance By An Actress.

Netflix India’s original Sacred Games, which recently released its second season has received an International Emmy nomination for Season 1 in the category of Drama Series. Lust Stories, another Netflix miniseries, got a nomination in the TV movie/miniseries category; and for her work in the same, Radhika Apte has been nominated for the Best Performance By An Actress. Amazon Prime’s The Remix-India has been nominated for the International Emmy for Non-Scripted Entertainment.

Sacred Games directors Anurag Kashyap, Neeraj Ghaywan and Vikramaditya Motwane, The Remix host Karan Tacker and Radhika Apte expressed their happiness on social media over the nominations.

Anurag Kashyap, who is one of the directors who worked on Lust Stories took to Instagram to share the news.

Sacred Games is a crime thriller that was released on Netflix on July 6 last year, and is based on the eponymous novel by Vikram Chandra. It stars Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in pivotal roles. Lust Stories was an anthology of four short films, one each directed Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, Anurag Kashyap and Karan Johar. The Remix is a reality show where musicians compete by remixing Bollywood songs and are judged by singer Sunidhi Chauhan, singer-composer Amit Trivedi and musician Nucleya.

While Sacred Games is competing with Bad Banks (Germany), McMafia (UK) and 1 Contra Todos (Brazil), Lust Stories has been nominated alongside Se Eu Fechar Os Olhos Agora, Safe Harbour and Trezor from Brazil, Australia and Hungary respectively. Apart from Radhika Apte, Jenna Coleman has been nominated for The Cry (UK), Marjorie Estiano for Sob Pressão ­Season 2 (Brazil), and Marina Gera for Orok Tel (Hungary). The Remix will be competing with La Voz (The Voice – Season 2), Argentina; Taboo, Belgium; and the UK’s The Real Full Monty: Ladies Night.

The Emmy nominees this time are from Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, the Netherlands, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom & the United States. 

“The diversity, geographic spread and quality of this year’s Nominees is a testament to the increasing wealth of outstanding television being created on a global scale,” said Bruce L Paisner, President and CEO of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “We congratulate the Nominees for their outstanding achievements and look forward to recognizing them at our International Emmy Gala, in November, in New York.”  

The Emmys will take place at the Hilton New York Hotel on November 25, 2019.