Riz Ahmed

Riz Ahmed

Riz Ahmed : 1st Muslim nominated for Oscar

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British Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed made history as he is the first Muslim to be nominated for an Academy Award in the lead actor category.

The actor has been nominated for his performance in Sound of Metal.

  • Sound of the Metal is directed by Darius Marder.
  • This movie is the story Ruben, who is punk metal drummer.

The nomination also makes Ahmed the first actor of Pakistani descent to grab a nomination in a category for actors at the Oscars.

Ahmed’s statement

When you hear your own name, it’s a weird feeling, I just quietly gave thanks and felt some gratitude, “

Sound of Metal trailer

The Oscars will be handed out on April 25 in a ceremony that will take place at two places

  • Dolby Theatre in Hollywood
  • For the first time at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.

Eleven actors were first time nominees, including

  • Bulgarian newcomer Maria Bakalova for Borat Subsequent Movie film
  • Andra Day for her lead performance in The United States vs Bilie Holiday
  • Lakeith Stanfield for Judas and the Black Messiah

Neither the form of the ceremony nor a host has been announced.

Reference : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riz_Ahmed

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