Sima Taparia’s show, Indian Matchmaking has scored a nomination at the 73rd Emmy Awards that were announced yesterday. The digital reality show dropped on July 16 last year and became the most-talked-about topics on social media. The show has now been nominated in the Unstructured Reality Program category at the Emmy Awards 2021. Indian Matchmaking features Sima, a real-life matchmaker from Mumbai, who finds matches for Indian families across the world.
Talking about this moment of pride and the series completing one year, Sima Taparia said, “I am delighted to hear about Indian Matchmaking's nomination at the 73rd Primetime Emmy® Awards. We couldn’t have asked for a better gift to celebrate one year of the show. Working with Netflix was a great experience and I’m looking forward to continuing this thrilling association.”
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Indian Matchmaking will be competing against other series such as Becoming, Below Deck, Ru Paul's Drag Race Untucked, and Selling Sunset. Although the show earned a lot of popularity it was also criticized for reinstating regressive, sexist and patriarchal values. There are notable instances from the show where women are rejected because of their height, their religion and for being ‘too demanding’.
The show follows affluent Indians looking for a suitable match through the traditional arranged marriage system. The show tried to incorporate people from all walks of life like divorced women, older single men etc but not many found love through the show. The show gave rise to several memes but gave a lot of wrong signal about our Indian society.