How ‘Sound of Metal’ Star Paul Raci Went From Day Jobs to Oscar Nominee

After decades of struggle, the 72-year-old actor finally found his breakthrough playing a deaf Vietnam vet with addiction issues — a role with parallels to his own life.

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American Sign Language Finds Its Spotlight

Across all performative mediums, today’s Deaf creatives are celebrating, protecting and sharing their distinct mode of communication.

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Riz Ahmed on Being the First Muslim Nominated for the Best Actor Oscar

The star of “Sound of Metal” is also part of another academy record: with Steven Yeun of “Minari,” it’s the first time two men of Asian descent are up for best actor at the same time.

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What to Expect From the 2021 Oscar Nominations

It should be the most diverse Oscar lineup in ages, and history may be made in the best-director category. Still, expect some snubs and controversies.

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Theater to Stream: Revisiting ‘Rent’ and ‘Angels in America’

Presentations include the 30th anniversary of George C. Wolfe’s “The Colored Museum”; Andréa Burns in “Bad Dates”; and a solo show by Riz Ahmed.

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GameStop, Health Care, GM: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Losing Control With Riz Ahmed

The actor’s process is so intense, his “Sound of Metal” director refused to share dailies with him. But after all that overthinking, formidable instincts kicked in.

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Chadwick Boseman Holds the Edge for the Best-Actor Oscar

Expect a category where a handful of titanic veterans and an influx of up-and-comers vie to be Boseman’s runner-up.

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Riz Ahmed Finds the Beat Between Qawwali and House Music

The actor and rapper, who is shooting the sci-fi thriller “Invasion” with Octavia Spencer, talked about the things that he turned to “at different moments to recalibrate or go back to the well,” he said.

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