International Emmy Awards 2019: Sacred Games, Radhika Apte, Lust Stories, The Remix bags nominations


Mumbai: Netflix’s India Original series Sacred Games along with actress Radhika Apte, anthology film Lust Stories and Amazon Prime Video’s The Remix have been nominated for International Emmy Awards.

Netflix’s Sacred Games Season 2 has received an International Emmy Award nomination for Best Drama Series. The show, which stars Saif Ali Khan as Sartaj Singh and Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Ganesh Gaitonde, has been co-directed by Neeraj Ghaywan and Anurag Kashyap. Vikramaditya Motwane is the showrunner, while Varun Grover is the lead writer. Other nominees in the category are 1 Contra Todos – Season 3 (Brazil), Bad Banks (Germany) and McMafia (UK).

Radhika Apte is among the nominees for Best Performance by an Actress alongside Jenna Coleman (BBC’s The Cry), Marjorie Estiano (Brazil’s Sob Pressão Season 2) and Marina Gera in (Hungary’s Orok Tel). In the short helmed by Kashyap, Apte played a married college professor Kalindi, who has a fling with her student Tejas (Akshay Thosar).

Lust Stories  is competing with Se Eu Fechar Os Olhos Agora (Brazil), Safe Harbour (Australia) and Trezor (Hungary) for the Best TV Movie/Mini Series. The Netflix film is a collection of four shorts by Kashyap, Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar and Dibakar Banerjee.

The Remix, a music reality show on Amazon Prime Video, has been nominated for the Best Non-Scripted Entertainment award alongside La Voz – Season 2 (The Voice, Argentina), Taboe (Belgium) and The Real Full Monty: Ladies Night (UK).  Sunidhi Chauhan, Amit Trivedi and Nucleya are the judges on the show.

According to the awards’ official website, there are 44 nominees across 11 categories and 21 countries this year. The awards ceremony will take place on 25 November in New York City.

The 47th International Emmy Awards will be held on November 25 at the Hilton New York.

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