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February 24, 2024

International Emmy Awards 2023: List of winning movies and TV shows to watch over the weekend!

By: Anushka Manik
On November 20, the outstanding achievements in the realm of international television were honoured at the 51st edition of the International Emmy Awards in NYC. From gripping dramas to uproarious comedies, the prestigious stage brought together the best and brightest from diverse cultures, showcasing the power of storytelling on a truly global scale. 
Based on the winning and nominated films and TV shows at the Emmys, we’ve curated a watchlist for the weekend! Scroll down:
Dive (La Caida)
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Featuring Carla Souza, Dive (La Caída) narrates the tale of a swim coach exploiting young girls aspiring for Olympic success under his guidance. While the plot unfolds in Mexico, it mirrors a global concern for young female athletes. Karla’s exceptional performance in the movie earned her the ‘Best Actress’ accolade at the 2023 International Emmys.
Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video
The Empress
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The Empress follows the story of a young Elisabeth who becomes the surprise bride of Emperor Franz Joseph. Embracing her role with unwavering love, she navigates the challenges of betrayal in the 19th-century Austrian royal palace. This show received the ‘Best Series’ award at the International Emmys 2023.
Where to watch: Netflix
Vir Das: Landing
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Starring the unapologetic comedian, Vir Das, Landing revolves around the story of his unforgettable Air India flight from Newark to Mumbai, where he fears about being arrested as soon as he lands, following the massive uproar over his now-infamous Two Indias video. One year down the line, he won the award in the category of ‘Best Comedy’ for his show at the International Emmys 2023.
Where to watch: Netflix
Mariupol: The People’s Story
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Filmed and told by many of the citizens of Mariupol, this powerful documentary records the personal story of a European city’s destruction during the invasion and showcases the deaths of thousands and daring escapes by survivors. Additionally, it also captures war crimes, suffering, and remarkable acts of courage and resilience. It won the title of the ‘Best Documentary’ 2023 at Emmys. 
Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video
Rocket Boys
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The narrative of this show revolves around two eminent Indian scientists, Dr. Homi J. Bhabha and Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, paying homage to the renowned Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, India’s Missile Man. “Rocket Boys” also depicts India’s early strides in science and its journey to achieving nuclear power status. Jim Sarabh, the protagonist, was nominated for ‘Best Performance’ at the Emmys.
Where to watch: SonyLiv
Delhi Crime
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The series unfolds the events following a gang rape, as Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Vartika Chaturvedi is assigned the responsibility of identifying and apprehending the perpetrators accountable for the assaults and the tragic death of the female victim. The leading lady of the series, Shefali Shah was nominated under the category of ‘Best Actress’ at the Emmy International 2023.
Where to watch: Netflix
The Responder
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The Responder marks Tony Schumacher’s inaugural original television narrative, inspired by his firsthand encounters as an urgent response officer during his tenure in the police force. The show delves deeply into the emotional and frequently heart-wrenching challenges of contemporary policing, narrated through the lens of someone intimately familiar with these experiences. Martin Freeman received the accolade of Best Performance by an Actor at the Emmys 2023.
Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video
Happy bingeing!
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Anushka Manik

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