Riz Ahmed wins Oscar for The Long Goodbye

Riz Ahmed wins Oscar for The Long Goodbye
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Riz Ahmed wins Oscar for The Long Goodbye

Riz Ahmed, the British actor and musician, has won his first Oscar for Aneil Karia’s live-action short film The Long Goodbye, which Ahmed co-wrote and starred in.

In his acceptance speech Ahmed, 39, said: “In such divided times, we believe that the role of story is to remind us there is no ‘us’ and ‘them’. There’s just ‘us’.

“This is for everyone who feels like they don’t belong. Anyone who feels like they’re stuck in no man’s land. You’re not alone. We’ll meet you there. That’s where the future is. Peace.”

Ahmed was nominated for an Oscar last year for his role as a hearing-impaired drummer in Sound of Metal, losing out to Anthony Hopkins.

The Long Goodbye incorporates music from Ahmed’s album of the same name, which was released in 2021 and reflects on his identity as a British Pakistani artist.

 

Source: Gaurdian

 

Riz Ahmed wins Oscar for The Long Goodbye

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2022/mar/27/riz-ahmed-wins-oscar-the-long-goodbye

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