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Ektaa Kapoor Becomes First Indian Woman To Win International Emmy Award

Utkarsh Classes 22-11-2023
Ektaa Kapoor Becomes First Indian Woman To Win International Emmy Award Award and Honour 4 min read

The International Emmy Awards 2023 ceremony was held in New York on 20 November. Indian filmmaker Ektaa Kapoor received the Emmy Award during this ceremony.

Ektaa Kapoor received awards in the field of Arts and Entertainment:

  • During the 51st International Emmy Awards, Ektaa Kapoor was recognized for her notable contributions to the realms of arts and entertainment.

Brief biography of Ekta Kapoor:

  • In 1994, Ektaa Kapoor, along with her father Jeetendra Kapoor and mother Shobha Kapoor, established Balaji Telefilms
  • Ektaa Kapoor's father Jeetendra Kapoor is an actor and producer while Shobha Kapoor works as a media executive.
  • After the beginning of the satellite TV industry in India in 1959, Ektaa Kapoor did a lot of work in television content through her shows. Under the Balaji banner, she produced shows that ran for more than 17,000 hours and produced around 45 films.
  • Ektaa Kapoor also launched India's first OTT platform – ALTBalaji.
  • Ektaa Kapoor is featured among the 50 most powerful women in Asia according to the Fortune India list. Additionally, she is the sole woman from the Indian television industry to be listed among the Variety 500 Most Influential Business Leaders.

Vir Das received Emmy Award for the second time for comedy:

  • The International Emmy Award for Comedy was secured by comedian Vir Das. He has received this award for the Netflix comedy special titled 'Vir Das: Landing'.
  • He has been honored with the Emmy Award for the second time. However, he has shared this award with the series 'Derry Girls', in which Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan, Jamie-Lee O'Donnell and Dylan Llewellyn are seen in lead roles.

Highlights of the 51st International Emmy Awards:

  • Ektaa Kapoor made history as the first Indian woman to secure an Emmy Award.
  • The Emmy Award for the comedy film 'Vir Das: Landing' was bestowed upon Vir Das.
  • Famous Hollywood actor Martin Freeman received the Best Actor Award for the film 'Responder'.
  • Karla Soje, a Hollywood actress, clinched the Best Actress accolade for her role in the Spanish film 'La Caida Dive.'
  • 'The Empress' secured the International Emmy Award for Best Drama Series.

International Emmy Awards:

  • The International Emmy Award is called the Oscar Award of television. This award is said to be the biggest award in the television industry. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) bestows the Emmy Award.
  • The Emmy Award Ceremony was started by Sid Cassidy in 1946. The first Emmy Awards ceremony took place on 25 January 1949 at the Hollywood Athletic Club. In which awards were given in six different categories.
  • This ceremony was previously focused only on American TV shows, but in 1973 the ceremony began to be given on an international level.

FAQ

Answer:- Indian film producer and director Ektaa Kapoor has been honored with the Emmy Award 2023.

Answer:- The International Emmy Award 2023 ceremony was organized in New York on 20 November.

Answer:- The 51st International Emmy Awards ceremony was held in New York in November 2023.

Answer:- At the 51st International Emmy Awards, Ektaa Kapoor was given this award for her significant contribution to the world of arts and entertainment.

Answer:- Comedian Vir Das won the International Emmy Award for comedy. He has received this award for the Netflix comedy special titled 'Vir Das: Landing'

Answer:- In the 51st International Emmy Awards, famous Hollywood actor Martin Freeman has won the International Emmy Award 2023 for Best Actor for the film 'Responder'.

Answer:- Hollywood actress Karla Soje has won the International Emmy Award 2023 for Best Actress for the Spanish film 'La Caida Dive' at the 51st International Emmy Awards.

Answer:- 'The Empress' has won the International Emmy Award 2023 for Best Drama Series at the 51st International Emmy Awards.
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