RIZ AHMED MAKES HISTORY AT THE EMMYS

RIZ AHMED MAKES HISTORY AT THE EMMYS

British Asian actor Riz Ahmed made history last night, as he collected the Outstanding Acting in A Limited Series award at the Emmys.

The 34-year-old actor became the first man of Asian descent to win an acting Emmy on Sunday.

The London-born actor and musician was awarded the Outstanding Lead Actor award for his role in HBO’s The Night Of.

In his speech, he spoke about the diversity in the industry and said: “In terms of US and the UK, I’m really proud to be a Londoner. I’m really proud to be from the UK.”

He also added: “I’m also really aware that actors of colour often have more opportunity in the US, but I think ultimately now we see that TV in particular is a global medium.”

Ahmed plays Nasir Khan, a young Pakistani man who is embroiled in a murder investigation.

Check out Riz Ahmed’s Press Room Interview below.

By Amy Lehal

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