Aarya, directed by Sushmita Sen, was similarly unsuccessful because it was defeated by the Israeli production Tehran for Best Drama.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who was nominated for Best Actor for his work in Serious Men, will return from the International Emmy Awards empty-handed. Scottish actor David Tennant won the Emmy for his role as Des. Aarya, starring Sushmita Sen, which lost Best Drama to the Israeli production Tehran, and Vir Das' comedy special, which lost Best Comedy to the popular French program Call My Agent, both went home empty-handed.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui was present at the actual prize presentation in New York. He's attending the International Emmys for the second time; in 2019, Sacred Games and McMafia, which won, were both nominated for Best Drama.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui played a slum dweller in Sudhir Mishra's film Serious Men who presents his little son as a genius. Nawazuddin Siddiqui wrote in an Instagram post published before the International Emmy Awards: "Working with the talented filmmaker Sudhir Mishra was one of the many reasons Serious Men was a dream assignment for me. Being a nominee for the prestigious Emmys is an honor. I've been here before, and I still remember it clearly. I'm thrilled to be attending the Emmys for the second time and with a Netflix title no less."
Three years in a row, Indian actors and television programs have drawn notice from the International Emmys; Delhi Crime, which won Best Drama last year, is the only show to have achieved this feat.