PARSIPPANY, N.J. – Andrij Parekh, a cinematographer and director of Ukrainian and Indian descent, was awarded an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series” on September 20 at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards for his directing work on the HBO series “Succession,” particularly his directing of the episode “Hunting.”
In his acceptance speech, Mr. Parekh noted: “I am deeply honored and not the least bit humbled by this award. This distinction has been bestowed on my birthday, so thank you for this charmed gift. I want to thank HBO, and Jesse Armstrong, and Tony Roche, and Adam McKay, and the entire ensemble and cast. The show has been a professional dream, starting as its cinematographer. And now this.”
He added: “I want to thank my beautiful wife Sophia, my courageous daughter Chloe, both put up with my artistic pursuits, brother Marko, and mom and dad, for their support always. I want to dedicate this Emmy to all the kids whose names, like mine, are difficult to pronounce, to those who don’t look like their classmates, and are defined as outsiders as hyphenated Americans and not simply just as Americans. This is proof that you belong and this Emmy is ours. Thank you, guys.”
Mr. Parekh was among seven Emmy wins for the HBO series “Succession,” which was nominated for 18 awards.
This was Mr. Parekh’s first Emmy Award, and his first major award for directing. For additional information, readers can visit www.andrijparekh.com.