Riz Ahmed Is Breaking Hollywood’s ‘Ethnicity Handcuffs’

The actor and musician has broken out past Hollywood’s stereotypical portrayals of Muslims. But does it matter if he’s the exception to the rule?

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Where to Stream ‘Nomadland’ and Other Big Oscar Winners

All of the Oscar winners can be watched at home. Here’s a guide.

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Behind the Scenes of the 2021 Best Picture Nominees

I spoke with directors of the films competing for the top prize at the Oscars. Here are my takeaways.

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Independent Spirit Awards Continue ‘Nomadland’ Winning Streak

Meanwhile, Riz Ahmed (“Sound of Metal”) and Carey Mulligan (“Promising Young Woman”) won lead acting trophies.

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Oscars 2021 Predictions: Who Will Win Best Picture, Actor and Actress?

Our expert is here to help you catch up to one of the strangest awards seasons on record. Here is what he thinks will win.

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Movies Survived 2020. The Oscars Diversified. There’s More to Do.

At the pandemic Oscars, anything could happen. Here are the lessons from the nominations: The good, the bad and what needs fixing.

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Chloé Zhao Becomes Second Woman to Win Top Directors Guild Award

The “Nomadland” filmmaker is the first woman of color to take the feature-film directing prize. She’s now the prohibitive front-runner for the Oscar.

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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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How Wide Open Is the Best-Picture Race?

Each of the eight contenders has a path to victory, but it will be harder for some than others. For now, keep your eye on “Nomadland.”

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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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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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The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Amazon, HBO Max, Hulu and More in December

Every month, subscription streaming services add a new batch of titles to their libraries. Here are our picks for December.

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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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