English actor Riz Ahmed made history on Monday after becoming the first Muslim to ever be nominated for the Oscars for Best Actor at the Academy Awards due to his acclaimed performance in Amazon’s “Sound of Metal.”
The film is also up for a total of six Academy Awards in 2021: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor for Paul Raci, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, and Best Sound.
“Wow! I’m honoured to be nominated by my fellow actors alongside such inspiring performances, and am grateful to the Academy for their support and encouragement. I’m equally thrilled for our visionary writer-director Darius Marder and the brilliant Paul Raci…” the actor expressed on Twitter.