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Steven Yeun Becomes the First Asian American, Riz Ahmed the First Muslim Nominated for Best Actor

For the first time in history, the list of this year’s Oscar Nominees for Best Actor includes two men of Asian descent, Steven Yeun and Riz Ahmed, marking two historic firsts for the actors and the film industry.

Steven Yeun became the first Asian American actor to be nominated for his performance as Jacob Yi in “Minari.” Yeun stated before that he was brought to tears by the script, saying, “Seeing the words of how a life similar to mine could be put on a page was very liberating.”

 

‘Star Wars’ Star Riz Ahmed Claims He Was Racially Profiled at Chicago Airport

Riz Ahmed, star of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” said he missed a Star Wars Celebration convention in April after he was allegedly racially profiled by airport authorities in Chicago.

At the CAA Amplify conference in Ojai on Tuesday, the 36-year-old actor recalled the incident in which he was swabbed for explosives and questioned extensively at an airport, Variety reports.

Riz Ahmed Becomes the First Asian Man to Win an Emmy Award for Acting

Last night, actor Riz Ahmed became the first Asian male to win an Emmy award for his role as Nasir “Naz” Khan in the critically-acclaimed crime-drama series “The Night Of”. But instead of merely thanking important people in his life, the Outstanding Lead Actor winner used his historical win to raise awareness for a much more important issue.

According to Buzzfeed, the Emmy award winner’s acceptance speech acknowledges the reality of racial prejudice and injustice particularly among ethnic minorities. The British-Pakistani actor portrayed a character who had struggled in situations that involved xenophobia and racial prejudice, so in his case, art seems to have imitated life.

Charli XCX’s New Thirst Trap Video Tastefully Includes Hot Asian Boys

Riz Ahmed, Joey Badass, and Panic at the Disco’s Brendon Urie seducing us on a bed of roses — those are just some of the famous boys featured in Charli XCX’s new video for her single, aptly titled “Boys”.

While Vine star Cameron Dallas swinging a chainsaw around with his shirt off is the least interesting part of this just-released video, there’s something for everyone.

Riz Ahmed Says He Would ‘Rather Be Broke’ Than Play a ‘Terrorist’ in Hollywood

Actor and rapper Riz Ahmed spoke out against the limited roles for actors of color in TV and film, saying he would rather be broke than play stereotypical characters.

The British actor of Pakistani descent, known for starring in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and HBO’s “The Night Of”, first got into acting when there was a focus on roles such as terrorists which he chose not to be a part of it.