Richie Mehta's Delhi Crime, starring Shefali Shah in the lead role and streaming on Netflix, just became the first Hindi-language show to win an International Emmy.
The show, which is based on the horrific 2012 Delhi gangrape, won the award for the Best Drama Series. Other nominees in the category included The Bronze Garden (Argentina), Charité (Germany), and Criminal: UK (United Kingdom).
Naturally, Twitter was quick to applaud the entire Delhi Crime team for the win:
#DelhiCrime wins the Emmy @iemmys International Awards for Best Drama. This is EPIC!!— Guneet Monga (@guneetm) November 23, 2020
Congratulations @RichieMehta @ShefaliShah, @rajeshtailang & whole DC team & everyone at @netflix
Big Big Hug & Huge Congratulations! 💥💥💥💥
More Power ✊🏾
#InternationalEmmyAwards2020: Delhi Crime wins Best Drama Series award. Congratulations to the entire team.#DelhiCrime #BestDramaSeries— Ankit Kumar (@ankit_journo) November 24, 2020
@ShefaliShah_ @RasikaDugal @_AdilHussain @rajeshtailang pic.twitter.com/ZRaALepSzn
What a win for #DelhiCrime at the @iemmys..so glad that the popularity of film/series didn't take home the award but the deserving did.Had it been happening here,some other popular series would have taken most awards. Its time we change that aspect and make the deserving winners!— Rahul Mahajan (@RahBhakt) November 24, 2020
It’s crazy that the day the Indian Ban-wagon decides to ban Netflix, #DelhiCrime (A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SHOW) becomes the first Indian show to win the award for the Best Drama Series at the Emmys! pic.twitter.com/pLsh4giFAF— Rahul Paul (@betterrcallpaul) November 23, 2020
Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!— Aditi Rao Hydari (@aditiraohydari) November 24, 2020
Congratulations to the team of #DelhiCrime for their much deserved win at the #Emmys2020, can't wait to see season 2!@ShefaliShah_ @AdilHussain @RichieMehta @RasikaDugal @rajeshtailang pic.twitter.com/7NnOK46ZnD
Congratulations to the entire #DelhiCrime cast and crew! Without a doubt, my number one show on @NetflixIndia— Janice Sequeira (@janiceseq85) November 23, 2020
Woot woot 🥳 @RichieMehta @RasikaDugal @_AdilHussain @rajeshtailang @DenzilLSmith @CastingChhabra and my *all-time* favourite (now, neighbour 🤗) @ShefaliShah_ https://t.co/e61jJlxn4R
A well-deserved win indeed!