- Makers celebrate nomination of 'Sacred Games' and 'Lust Stories' at International Emmy Awards.
- Sacred Games’ nomination is courtesy of its first season, not the second.
- The widely popular series will face tough competition with BBC's gangster drama McMafia.
Widely popular Netflix series ‘Sacred Games’ and ‘Lust Stories’ have been nominated for International Emmy Awards. Indian director Anurag Kashyap who is one of the brains behind both series has called for celebration through his Instagram post.
While ‘Sacred Games’, starring Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been nominated in the ‘Best Drama category’, ‘Lust Stories’ has bagged a mention in the ‘Best TV Movie/Mini’ Series category. Indian actress Radhika Apte has also received the ‘Best Actress’ nomination for her performance in ‘Lust Stories’.
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What a day . 3 Emmy Nominations . 1.lust stories (best miniseries) 2.Sacred Games (best Drama) 3. Radhika Apte(best actress-Lust Stories) #internationalemmy @netflix_in @radhikaofficial @karanjohar @zoieakhtar @rsvpmovies @ashidua #dibakar @vikramadityamotwane @ishikamohanmotwane @vidushak ufff
Karan Johar, who directed one of the segments of ‘Lust Stories’ also shared the big news on his Twitter.
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
2019 International Emmys are honouring TV programmes that were released last year (January 1–December 31, 2018). However, ‘Sacred Games’ nomination is hence courtesy of its first season, not the second, which had received a massive criticism for targeting certain religion.
the 2019 Emmys will air live on September 23.