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Indian American actor Aziz Ansari speaks onstage during the 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards Jan. 17 at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., where his Netflix comedy series “Master of None” won the ‘Best Comedy Series’ Award. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Indian American actor-comedian Aziz Ansari’s Netflix comedy series “Master of None,” which took over the hearts and minds of viewers since its debut in November last year, has now got the critics’ nod, too.

Fighting stiff competition from network shows like “Black-ish” and “Jane the Virgin”; two Amazon series, “Catastrophe” and “Transparent”; and FX Networks’ “You’re the Worst, “Master of None” won the award for the ‘Best Comedy Series’ at the 21st Critics’ Choice Television Awards that were held Jan. 17 in Santa Monica, Calif.

“I really go to these things assuming I’m going to lose and eat these weird treats they give us, like the tiny hot dogs and sweet potatoes, so it’s definitely better to get this in addition to that,” Ansari, who was also nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy Series, quipped onstage.

The series, which tracks the life of 30-year-old Dev, played by Ansari, who lives in New York and who has trouble deciding what to eat, let alone what direction to take his life in, also explores complex relationships between immigrant parents and their children.

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