Riz Ahmed makes history to become first Muslim and South-Asian male actor to win Emmy acting award

British Pakistani performer Riz Ahmed won the Emmy for best on-screen character in a constrained arrangement or a TV film on Sunday night for his execution in The Night Of. Ahmed become the first Muslim actor, and additionally the first South-Asian performing artist, to win an acting Emmy.

The performing artist proved to be the best subsequent to beating Benedict Cumberbatch from Sherlock: The Lying Detective, Robert De Niro from The Wizard of Lies, Ewan McGregor from Fargo, Geoffrey Rush from Genius and John Turturro from The Night Of.

This is the first-time through for Ahmed to have won an Emmy and the winnder expressed gratitude toward his fellow category nomination and Turturro in his acknowledgment discourse, telling his co-star, “It’s been astounding getting the chance to watch you very close, and I share this with you, brother,” reports New York Daily News.

Backstage, the on-screen character addressed the requirement for more different parts and applauded Ed Skrein for how he took care of the current Hellboy throwing contention.

“I think what we’re beginning to see is more mindfulness around how gainful it can be to recount a various scope of stories and to let them know in a way that is legitimate,” Ahmed told correspondents.