Netflix India’s Delhi Crime bags ‘Best Drama Series’ at the 48th International Emmy Awards 2020

Netflix’s Delhi Crime produced by Golden Karavan, SK Global Entertainment and FilmKaravan which is based on the 2012 gangrape-murder case, won an International Emmy in the ‘Best Drama Series’ category, making it the first ever EMMY for India. Delhi Crime, directed by Richie Mehta, starring Shefali Shah, Rasika Duggal, Adil Hussain, Yashaswani Dayama and Rajesh Tailang is a fictionalised crime drama. The story is based on the painstaking investigation into the 2012 Delhi gang-rape which dives into DCP Vartika Chaturvedi’s search for the culprits, as India’s capital city reels in the aftermath of the brutal gangrape.

The 48th International Emmy Awards this year was held virtually and the ‘Best Drama Series’  award category was presented by Tom Payne and Indira Verma. Delhi Crime bagged the Best Drama Series award against Germany’s Charité 2 Season 2, UK’s Criminal UK and Argentina’s El Jardín de Bronce (The Bronze Garden) Season 2. 

Talking about winning the 48th International Emmy Awards for best drama series, Sanjay Bachani, Managing Partner, Golden Karavan & Film Karavan, said- “It’s extremely elating and gratifying for us to be able to put Indian content on the international map. We are driven to create content which is relevant and inspiring. Winning this year’s International Emmy for the Best Drama series is a huge honour for us. We will continue to work on a mix bag of stories, creating exciting, innovative and premium content in the world of entertainment.”

Shefali Shah on Delhi Crime winning the International Emmy Awards 2020 said, “This is a BIG one for us, a big one for India. Thank you for the endless love and support that has flowed our way for Delhi Crime. I am so honoured to be a part of something that is so real and relevant that it put us on the global map. Thank you for the nominations and the experience, Emmys. Congratulations to the supremely deserving team behind Delhi Crime.”

Delhi Crime was released in 2019, receiving great reviews. Performances by its ensemble cast, including Shah, Rasika Dugal, Adil Hussain and Rajesh Tailang were particularly appreciated.


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