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Riz Ahmed becomes first Muslim to receive Oscar nomination for best actor

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British Pakistani actor, Riz Ahmed, on Monday, became the first Muslim to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is recognizing Ahmed for his performance in “Sound of Metal,” released last fall. He stars as Ruben Stone, a punk drummer and recovering addict who abruptly loses his hearing. The role required him to spend seven months learning to play the drums and use American sign language, Huff Post reported.

Earlier, in 2017, became the first Muslim man to win an Emmy for his performance in HBO’s “The Night Of.”

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