- KJo bumped into David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
- The 'GoT' creators will be honoured with a special award
- KJo was at the International Emmys for 'Lust Stories'
The 47th edition of the International Emmy Awards threw up a Game Of Thrones moment for Karan Johar. The 47-year-old filmmaker is in New York for Lust Stories, nominated in the TV Movie/Mini-Series category (which was won by the series Safe Harbour). Soon after checking into New York Hilton Hotel, the venue for this year's International Emmy Awards, Karan Johar and Anurag Kashyap (who is one of the directors of Lust Stories as well as Best Drama Series nominee Sacred Games), bumped into the creators and producers of Game Of Thrones David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, who have been selected by the jury for a special Founders Award. Karan Johar's excitement spilled onto Twitter, where he shared a photo of the meeting and wrote: "Honoured to have met Game Of Thrones' prolific producers! David Benioff and D. B. Weiss at the International Emmy Awards."
Take a look at Karan Johar's tweet here:
Earlier, Karan Johar was spotted on the red carpet with his fellow directors of Lust Stories Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee, along with the producers of the show. The Best TV Movie/Mini-Series award eventually went to Safe Harbour.
Actress Radhika Apte, who had a Best Actress nomination for Lust Stories, dazzled on the red carpet in an illusion dress. The Best Actress award went to Marina Gera for Orok Tel. Radhika also features in Sacred Games, which was in the running for Best Drama Series. The International Emmys closed with the Best Drama Series winner announcement - the award went to crime thriller McMafia, in which Sacred Games star Nawazuddin Siddiqui has a role. Radhika joined Sacred Games team members Kubbra Sait, Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Nawazuddin on the red carpet.
Indian television had two more nominations at the International Emmys. The Remix was nominated for the Best Non-Scripted Entertainment award, which eventually went to The Real Full Monty: Ladies' Night. The caste violence-themed Witness: India's Forbidden Love was up for Best Documentary and the award went to Bellingcat - Truth In A Post-Truth World.