By Arré Bench Nov. 24, 2020
Delhi Crime, the Netflix series based on the Nirbhaya gang rape case of 2012, took home the honours for Best Drama Series in 2020. By winning the award, Delhi Crime has broken new ground for Indian television on the global front. It builds on the legacy of shows like Sacred Games, which was nominated last year for the same award but did not win.
At the International Emmy Awards announced last night, an Indian series bagged an award for the first time. Delhi Crime, the Netflix series based on the “Nirbhaya” gang rape case of 2012, took home the honours for Best Drama Series in 2020. Starring Shefali Shah as the lead, Delhi Crime was produced by Richie Mehta, who dedicated the series’ win to the victim of the horrific crime on which the show was based and her mother. During his acceptance speech, he said, “Finally, to the tireless mother, and her daughter. Not a day goes by when I don’t think about you both and what the world subjected you two to. And I hope none of us ever forget that.”
— International Emmy Awards (@iemmys) November 23, 2020
It’s no small matter to win at the International Emmys. Perhaps the best representation of that excitement would be the reaction of Shah herself, who posted a clip of the big moment to Instagram.