‘Sacred Games’, ‘Lust Stories’ Nominated For International Emmys 2019
Sacred Games and Lust Stories, Netflix’s India Original series, have been nominated for the International Emmys 2019, on Thursday, for the Best Drama and Best Miniseries category respectively. The Emmys will be held in New York on 25th November.
Radhika Apte has been nominated for Best Actress for her performance in Lust Stories. She took to Twitter to express appreciation, stating that she’s ‘thrilled that Indian content is at par with today’s world television.’ She championed the unique artistic space provided by digital platforms and have ‘made it possible for us to better our content and have given us the platform to put it up.’
Sacred Games and Lust Stories are unconventional television series, and were recently criticized by a Shiv Sena party member for portraying a faulty global image of India- however, these shows have been critically appreciated by everyone for their innovation and boldness. Lust Stories is a compilation of four short films by four of India’s biggest directors exploring love, sex, and relationships in modern India, while Sacred Games follows the struggle of an honest cop in the corrupt Mumbai.
Karan Johar took to Twitter to celebrate the nomination of Lust Stories, stating that ‘our quartet rocks!’ while the versatile actor Nawazuddin Siddique appreciated Sacred Games as ‘the epitome of innovation in Cinema.’
So proud and excited that our anthology #luststories is nominated at the Emmy’s!!! Our quartet rocks! #zoya #anurag #dibakar thanks for the support @RSVPMovies @RonnieScrewvala @ashidua_fue and our amazing platform @NetflixIndia pic.twitter.com/htMiyrbRqj
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) September 19, 2019
Congratulations #AnuragKashyap you beauty, the epitome of innovation in Cinema, making Indians proud across the world, First for GOW being the only Indian film shortlisted by the Guardian & secondly Sacred Games being nominated at the Emmy's
3 Cheers to Vikram, Neeraj & Team SG
— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) September 19, 2019