Regardless of years of #OscarsSoWhite criticism, Monday´s nominations noticed a number of variety landmarks set.
Steven Yuen turned the primary Asian-American nominated as finest actor for “Minari,” and can compete in opposition to Riz Ahmed, the primary Pakistani-origin star nominated.
Riz who earned the nomination for his position in “Sound of Metal”, turned the primary Muslim and Pakistani nominated for the Oscar for lead actor.
Mahershala Ali had grow to be the primary Muslim actor to win an Oscar when he took residence the trophy for supporting actor. He had gained the award for “Moonlight” in 2017 and gained the identical prize in 2019 for “Green Book.”
Riz Ahmed additionally bagged a Golden Globe nomination for “Sound of Metal” earlier this yr.