Pakistani-born British actor and singer Raz Ahmed has made new history by winning the Oscar, the most prestigious award in the film world. Raz Ahmed was awarded the award for his short live-action film 'The Long Good Bye' at the 94th Oscars. According to the British newspaper The Guardian, Raz Ahmed co-wrote The Long Goodbye with Anil Karia while the Pakistani-born actor also starred in it. Pakistani-born Raz Ahmed's short live-action film won the award for best 'short live' film and thus became the first Pakistani-born Hollywood Muslim actor to win the highest award in the film world.
Earlier last year, Raz Ahmed was nominated for an Oscar for the first time, but unfortunately, he did not win the award in 2021. Last year, Raz Ahmed was nominated for Best Actor for his performance in Sound of Metal, but he did not win the award. Riz Ahmed has acted in more than two dozen films. He made his acting debut in 2006 with The Road to Guantanamo. Riz Ahmed has also sung, including working in British and American TV serials, while he has also modeled in several songs.
The Pakistani-born actor simply married Indian-origin Muslim girl Fatima Farheen Mirza in January last year. While Raz Ahmed won the Oscar for the first time this year, this year Hollywood actor Will Smith also won his first award. This year, Jane Kempen, the second female filmmaker in a row, also won the Best Director award. Last year, Chloe Xiao, a female director, also won the award.
On behalf of myself and Left Handed Films, thank you to the Academy for recognising ‘The Long Goodbye’ for Beat Live Action Short film, and honouring ‘Flee’ with a historic 3 nominations for Best Animation, Best Doc, and Best Intl Feature! pic.twitter.com/Xa7hhdzaV4— Riz Ahmed (@rizwanahmed) February 8, 2022