International Emmy Awards: India's 'Lust Stories' loses to Australia's 'Safe Harbour' in Miniseries category

Radhika Apte, Kiara Advani, Manisha Koirala and Bhumi Pednekar feature in 'Lust Stories' Photograph:( WION Web Team )

WION Web Team New Delhi Nov 26, 2019, 09.07 AM (IST)

Indian anthology film 'Lust Stories' lost to Australian thriller series 'Safe Harbour' in the movie/miniseries category at the 47th International Emmy Awards. The award ceremony took place in New York on Monday. 

Produced by Matchbox Pictures, the thriller which narrates the disturbing story of a friends group who takes a trip to Indonesia from Brisbane has also defeated nominees from Brazil and Hungary.

At the event, the team of `Lust Stories` graced the red carpet with all the four directors of the series, namely Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee marking their presence. See pics of the red carpet. 

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Ronnie Screwala production is based on modern relationships from the viewpoint of Indian women. It boasts of an ensemble cast of Kiara Advani, Radhika Apte, Bhumi Pednekar, Manisha Koirala, Vicky Kaushal, Neil Bhoopalam, Neha Dhupia, Sanjay Kapoor, Jaideep Ahlawat, and Akash Thosar. The film was made particularly for the OTT platform. 

The award for the best performance by an actor has been won by Haluk Bilginer of Turkey`s `Sahsiyet (Persona)`. Brazil`s `Hack in the City` bagged the trophy for the short-form series.

The star-studded event was hosted by `Daily Show` correspondent and `Crazy Rich Asians` co-star Ronny Chieng at the New York Hilton Hotel in Manhattan. 

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At the event, the team of `Lust Stories` graced the red carpet with all the four directors of the series, namely Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee marking their presence.