On the heels of two nominations at the coveted International Emmys, Netflix India received another set of nominations at the prestigious Asian Academy Creative Awards 2023. The nominations include Best Actress in a Leading Role for Rajshri Deshpande, who delivered a widely acclaimed performance as the formidable Neelam Krishnamoorthy in the series - Trial By Fire which also received a Best Drama Series nod. The International Emmy nominee Shefali Shah was chosen as the Indian selection for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, for her captivating performance of Shamshunissa in the dark-comedy, Darlings. The docu-series The Romantics and the Netflix original anthology Lust Stories 2 were also nominated for Best Non-Scripted Entertainment' and Best Feature Film’ respectively.
From Shefali Shah to Lust Stories 2, Netflix India bags 5 nominations at the Asian Academy Creative Awards 2023
Konkona Sen Sharma, Director of Lust Stories 2 - Mirror, shares her excitement, "I'm thrilled that Lust Stories 2 - Mirror has received a nomination from the Asian Academy Creative Awards. This anthology film explores the complexities of modern relationships, and it was a project very very close to my heart. It brings together a stellar cast and an incredibly talented crew. I'm grateful to Netflix, RSVP and Flying Unicorn for their unwavering support in bringing in the creation of this narrative."
Rajshri Deshpande was elated; saying, "Being nominated at the Asian Academy Creative Awards is humbling. It has been a privilege to depict Mrs. Neelam Krishnamoorthy on-screen. I’m glad to have been chosen for this story. This nomination speaks for our hard work and the collective effort we’ve poured into making this series. I'm deeply appreciative of my creators - Prashant and Kevin, Netflix, Endemol Shine and House of Talkies for backing important stories like that of the Uphaar Cinema tragedy and the struggle of the Krishnamoorthy’s with Trial By Fire."
Shefali Shah celebrates her second consecutive nomination this week after her International Emmy nod, and shares her excitement, "I am overjoyed and filled with gratitude for all those who have showered so much love for my work. This nomination speaks volumes about the passion and dedication that went into creating Darlings. I'm thankful to Netflix, Red Chillies Entertainment Eternal Sunshine, Jasmeet and the entire cast and crew for their support, and I can't wait for it to unfold at the awards night!"
Showrunner Prashant Nair spoke of the AACA nomination sharing, “Trial By Fire was a labour of love for all involved and a story of paramount importance that needed to be told. I believe that a story chooses its makers and creating Trial by Fire alongside Kevin (Luperchio) as well as our partners at Netflix, Endemol Shine India and House of Talkies has been nothing short of an extraordinary experience. On behalf of the entire team, we are grateful for the nomination and to be recognized on an Asia-Pacific level and stay indebted to the Krishnamoorthy’s for entrusting us with their story.”
Director of Romantics, Smriti Mundhra shares, "This is an absolute surprise and honour. The best content in the world is coming from Asia and it is especially meaningful to be recognized by my peers from the East. Thank you to Yash Raj Films and Netflix for supporting The Romantics, and congrats to all the other winners from India and beyond."
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