Indian cricket-themed series Inside Edge, featuring Vivek Oberoi, Richa Chadha and Angad Bedi, has landed a spot in the Best Drama category of the 46th International Emmy Awards.
The show will go up against buzzy Spanish series Money Heist, Brazil-produced One Against All and Urban Myths, which was on Sky in the UK, as per the nominations announced on Thursday, September 27, 2018.
Produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani under their banner Excel Media and Entertainment Private Limited, and directed by Karan Anshuman, Inside Edge came as Amazon’s original web series from India in July 2017.
The story of Inside Edge revolves around cricket and its dark side, which involves the business world, the world of glamour and entertainment and politics that goes around it.
It was told through characters essayed by Richa Chadda, Vivek Oberoi, Tanuj Virwani, Sidhhant Chaturvedi, Sanjay Suri, Sarah Jane Dias, Sayoni Gupta and Angad Bedi.
“Despite detractors, was always proud to be part of India’s first original series! It’s now nominated for the International Emmys! Congratulations team – especially to our team of writers, and again Excel Entertainment for having and keeping the faith!” tweeted an excited Richa Chadda.
Later Richa, who was in Georgia for a quick shoot, added: “You all know the second season is turning out to be awesome. Loads of love. Gonna work harder and smarter!”
Vivek too took on to Twitter and wrote: “This is incredible! Humbled and ecstatic at the same time. Kudos to team Inside Edge. Thank you so much, everyone, for the love, we will definitely blow your mind away in Season 2.”
Inside Edge revolves around the politics in and around the game of Cricket which is set in a landscape of conflicting interests. The television web series which is nominated for the International Emmy Awards focus on what happens behind the scenes where selfishness is a virtue an money and power are mere means to an end.
This year, some 44 shows across 11 categories and 20 countries have been nominated. The 46th International Emmy Awards gala will take place in New York on November 19, 2019.
Here’s wishing team Inside Edge all the very best.