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"riz ahmed" Discussed on Trivia With Budds

Trivia With Budds

03:31 min | 6 months ago

"riz ahmed" Discussed on Trivia With Budds

"We are back with the answers to Oscar true false trivia. We got some tidbits here in red on my answer key from Dakota and let's see how you did. Number one, Jane champion became the first woman to be nominated twice for best director that is true, only 7 women have been nominated for best director and Jane champions the only one to be nominated twice. If she wins, she will be the third winner ever of that variety. So hopefully Jane can win this year. Number one. Number two, Steven Spielberg's west side story was really 60 years to the month of the original west side story. That is true. December 1961 and December 2021, 60 years later. Number three dune has the most Oscar nominations this year with ten that is false. Our first false question on this quiz, power of the dog has the most with 12. Number four mank was the biggest loser last year with no wins out of ten nominations that's false mank did win to Oscars mank one two Oscars. Number 5 Troy kotzen is the first deaf male actor to be nominated for an Oscar that is true. His coda costar Marley Martin, Matt, sorry, Marlee Matlin was the first female deaf actor to win in 1987. Number 6 last year was the least viewed Oscar ceremony of all time. That is true. 10.4 million viewers. I feel like a 100 million people used to watch the Oscars back in the day. So that is pretty low for today's standards. Number 7, there is a dog in The Power of the Dog, is that true? It is. That is true. Number 8, actor Riz Ahmed earned his second Oscar nomination this year, true, but not for acting for his live action short, the long, goodbye. Some fun trivia there. So nominated. But not for acting for his live action short this year. Number 8. Number 9, we don't talk about Bruno as Lin-Manuel Miranda shot at completing his egot that is false. We don't talk about Bruno is not nominated, but Lynn could complete his egot if dos orges wins. Those are guitars wins. Number ten, Tyler Perry is among this year's recipients for the gene, Herschel, humanitarian award, that is false. Tyler received that award last year this year's recipient is Danny Glover. So there you have it. Ten questions true and false, very fun to figure those out from Dakota geyser. Thank you Dakota. Again, for sending those in. We have a fact of the day for you, the fact is that the adventure of vaseline used to eat a spoonful of vaseline every day. That sounds gross. And the only thing I can think of is when Bart says somebody goes milhouse does it, and he goes, milhouse puts vaseline on toast. And I always thought about the idea of putting vacillate on toast and how disgusting that would be. But there you go, the inventor of vaseline ate it quite a bit. And I don't know what that did for that person. Probably nothing. Thanks for listening today. Thanks for referring me to your friends, your family, your coworkers for a 150 bucks. I'll send it to you on Venmo, or PayPal or cash app or whatever you want. If I book a show, so think about doing that. And we'll see you next time for more trivia with buds, cheers..

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"riz ahmed" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

03:33 min | 10 months ago

"riz ahmed" Discussed on WTOP

"Design dot com You're with wt Lane I go grab the old popcorn you know we're going to the movies Do this weekend and starting on Amazon Prime and about a week A film called encounter with Oscar nominated actor Riz Ahmed It was Mixed by many teachers they stuck together And he told me if we don't stand by chunks I can't get through anything I'm going to Christian jodo says encounter starts out as an alien invasion movie but becomes something else and he was asked whether the transition he thinks really works Mostly yes and I almost wish that the transition happened a little bit later in the film because it does rob the story of some of its dramatic heft but Riz Ahmed really holds this together He's a terrific start I think if any other actor here it would be far less engaging but he really kind of corrals things when there's shifts and tone He really is there to kind of make sure it's more of a transition and not sort of a jarring sense This is in a way two stories in one but I don't want to give more away because I want people to experience it on their own And it's also a pretty ambitious film I think it tackles some themes that we see now and then but never in a way like this And while the story is flawed I really appreciated its ambition its scope and again just the acting is so good And even the child actors here are outstanding A dad was trying to take these two sons to save harbor during this invasion And their camaraderie is realistic Very raw too So for all those reasons I recommend it again flawed but boy what they get right they do really well They did survey of moviegoers recently and published at this past week The bottom line is we're looking at about 49% of pre-pandemic moviegoers who are no longer buying tickets And then if you drill down even more you find out that about 30% of American moviegoers wouldn't really mind if theaters went away all together Sounds like a pretty dire picture for the movie business in terms of going to the theater Yeah it's chilling It's not unexpected I think we've seen variations of this in the box office receipts but there are trendlines that were happening before this You know attendance was going down A lot of unoriginal stories were hitting the big screen and maybe some more bold and original stories were heading in the smaller screen So you take that then you kind of shut down society for a year plus and people all of a sudden are saying gosh I can get a lot of new stuff at home without leaving my couch All those things are kind of weighing on the theatrical future I do think it's incumbent on theaters and especially Hollywood to give us all a reason to go back to theaters to get some great stories out there And they got to say hey you're going to have a window of time where you can only see this in the theater You're going to watch it with a bunch of your friends and strangers and it's going to be a wonderful experience And I think if they can do that maybe they can kind of undo some of the damage but otherwise I do think things are changing And I think that theatrical model will not be the same I was thinking the other day that really in terms of going to the movies the technology is better but the experience is the same as a hundred years ago You have to go at a certain time or you'll miss the beginning In a world where we're used to stop and go I can watch it whenever I want So I don't know that there's much they could do there Yeah I mean I think they could do something about the prices of the concession stand It's always been a thought in our sides But you're right we are getting very accustomed to experiencing content at any time we want in any form we want whether it's our big screen TV or a smartphone or a tablet that is really hard to compete against And while movies have shrugged off the advent of TV the advent of cable TV DVDs VHS all these different threats which we're going to kind of take down the movies and didn't.

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"riz ahmed" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

03:35 min | 10 months ago

"riz ahmed" Discussed on WTOP

"To WTO P Washington's top news traffic and weather on air on the WTO PF and on Alexa They go grab the old popcorn you know we're going to the movies Do this weekend and starting on Amazon Prime and about a week A film called in Calder with Oscar nominated actor Riz Ahmed It was It's funny because they stuck together They told me if we don't stand by a chunk I can't get through anything I'm going to Christian jodo says encounter starts out as an alien invasion movie but becomes something else and he was asked whether the transition he thinks really works Mostly yes and I almost wish that the transition happened a little bit later in the film because it does rob the story of some of its dramatic heft but Riz Ahmed really holds this together He's a terrific star I think if any other actor here it would be far less engaging but he really kind of corrals things when there's shifts and tone He really is there to kind of make sure it's more of a transition and not sort of a jarring sense This is in a way two stories and one but I don't want to give more away because I want people to experience it on their own And it's also a pretty ambitious film I think it tackles some themes that we see now and then but never in a way like this And while the story is flawed I really appreciated its ambition its scope and again just the acting is so good And even the child actors here are outstanding A dad who's trying to take these two sons to save harbor during this invasion and their camaraderie is realistic very raw too So for all those reasons I recommend it again flawed but boy what they get right they do really well They did survey of moviegoers recently and published it this past week And the bottom line is we're looking at about 49% of pre-pandemic moviegoers who are no longer buying tickets and then if you drill down even more you find out that about 30% of American moviegoers wouldn't really mind if theaters went away all together Sounds like a pretty dire picture for the movie business In terms of going to the theater Yeah it's chilling It's not unexpected I think we've seen variations of this in the box office receipts but there are trendlines that were happening before this You know attendance was going down A lot of unoriginal stories were hitting the big screen and maybe some more bold and original stories were heading in the smaller screen So you take that and you kind of shut down society for a year plus and people all of a sudden are saying gosh I can get a lot of new stuff at home without leaving my couch All those things are kind of weighing on the theatrical future I do think it's incumbent on theaters and especially Hollywood to give us all a reason to go back to theaters to get some great stories out there And they got to say hey you're going to have a window of time where you can only see this in the theater You're going to watch it with a bunch of your friends and strangers and it's going to be a wonderful experience And I think if they can do that maybe they can kind of undo some of the damage but otherwise I do think things are changing And I think that theatrical model will not be the same I was thinking the other day that really in terms of going to the movies the technology is better but the experience is the same as a hundred years ago You have to go at a certain time or you'll miss the beginning In a world where we're used to you know stop and go I can watch it whenever I want So I don't know that there's much they could do there Yeah I mean I think they could do something about the prices of the concession stand It's always been a thought in our sides but you're right We are getting very accustomed to experiencing content at any time we want in any form we want whether it's our big screen TV or a smartphone or a tablet that is really hard to compete against And while movies have shrugged off the advent of TV the advent of cable TV DVDs VHS all these different threats which we're going to kind of take down the movies and didn't This.

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"riz ahmed" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

03:19 min | 10 months ago

"riz ahmed" Discussed on WTOP

"Nominated actor Riz Ahmed Tough for soldiers to ever was 'cause they stuck together And you told me if we don't stand by a chunk we can't get through anything I'm going to Christian toto says encounter starts out as an alien invasion movie but becomes something else and he was asked whether the transition he thinks really works Mostly yes and I almost wish that the transition happened a little bit later in the film because it does rob the story of some of its dramatic heft but Riz Ahmed really holds this together He's a terrific start I think if any other actor here it would be far less engaging but he really kind of corrals things when there's shifts and tone He really is there to kind of make sure it's more of a transition and not sort of a jarring sense This is in a way two stories and one but I don't want to give more away because I want people to experience it on their own And it's also a pretty ambitious film I think it tackles some themes that we see now and then but never in a way like this And while the story is flawed I really appreciated its ambition its scope And again just the acting is so good And even the child actors here are outstanding a dad who's trying to take these two sons to save harbor during this invasion And they're camaraderie is realistic Very raw too So for all those reasons I recommend it again flawed but boy what they get right they do really well They did survey of moviegoers recently and published at this past week And the bottom line is we're looking at about 49% of pre-pandemic moviegoers who are no longer buying tickets and then if you drill down even more you find out that about 30% of American moviegoers wouldn't really mind if theaters went away all together Sounds like a pretty dire picture for the movie business in terms of going to the theater Yeah it's chilling It's not unexpected I think we've seen variations of this in the box office receipts but there are trendlines that were happening before this You know attendance was going down A lot of unoriginal stories were hitting the big screen and maybe some more bold and original stories were heading in the smaller screen So you take that then you kind of shut down society for a year plus and people all of a sudden they're saying gosh I can get a lot of new stuff at home without leaving my couch All those things are kind of weighing on the theatrical future I do think it's incumbent on theaters and especially Hollywood to give us all a reason to go back to theaters to get some great stories out there And they got to say hey you're going to have a window of time where you can only see this in the theater You're going to watch it with a bunch of your friends and strangers and it's going to be a wonderful experience And I think if they can do that maybe they can kind of undo some of the damage but otherwise I do think things are changing And I think the theatrical model will not be the same I was thinking the other day that really in terms of going to the movies the technology is better but the experience is the same as a hundred years ago You have to go at a certain time or you'll miss the beginning In a world where we're used to stop and go I can watch it whenever I want So I don't know that there's much they could do there Yeah I mean I think they could do something about the prices of the concession stand It's always been a thought in our sides but you're right we are getting very accustomed to experiencing content at any time we want in any form we want whether it's our big screen TV or a smartphone or a tablet that is really hard to compete against And while movies have shrugged off the advent of TV the advent of cable TV DVDs VHS all these different threats which we're going to kind of take down the movies and didn't.

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"riz ahmed" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

02:49 min | 10 months ago

"riz ahmed" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"Main hall became an immunization site festooned with banners promoting the vaccine Hundreds had arranged themselves on plastic chairs taking their turn to be vaccinated Among them was 33 year old Elmer balanos driver for a towing company He says he was hesitant of the vaccines so waited and watched He was encouraged to see no one experiencing bad side effects and prompted by the possibility things could get worse One of the reasons why I came here is because of the new variant he says Oh Macron has not been detected yet in the Philippines but the health minister said it's not a question of whether it arrives but when Conky keizo meanwhile says the threat of financial devastation for patients who contract serious COVID-19 infections has also encouraged many to get vaccinated There have been reports of patients owing as much as $24,000 in hospital bills For the ordinary Filipino state better get yourself vaccinated because you really can not afford to be sick The Philippines has ranked as one of the region's poorest performers in addressing the pandemic but new daily cases have steeply declined to 435 reported today compared to more than 22,000 reported in a single day just a couple of months ago University of the Philippines professor and pandemic analyst Guido David says the impressive vaccine campaign May signal that the country has turned a corner He's not overly concerned about the new variant saying many experts believe we've converted COVID-19 into something closer to the flu We've increased its infectiousness but reduce it to a very deep and they say that it's some way it's a good thing But president Rodrigo Duterte sees no reason to relax as oma cron gains pace with characteristic bluntness he told his countrymen get vaccinated Choose early demise he said or live longer Chewie McCarthy and peer news Riz Ahmed has had a big year He was nominated for a best actor Oscar for playing a drummer losing his hearing in the Sound of Metal And this weekend he adds two more films to his resume He is the executive producer for an unusual refugee documentary called flea And he's the star of a sci-fi thriller called encounter Critic bob mondelo says both films bring urgency to stories of men on the run The documentary flea charts and Afghan refugees two decade journey not just from childhood in war torn Kabul to political asylum in Denmark but also to a postgrad degree at Princeton and marriage to his Danish partner Casper it's.

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"riz ahmed" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:44 min | 1 year ago

"riz ahmed" Discussed on KCRW

"The New Yorker Radio hour, I'll talk with Riz Ahmed, the rapper, activist actor and now screenwriter Ahmed Co wrote and stars in mobile modeling. Which is about a rapper struggle with a severe health crisis. And with his family's expectations. You tried just told me from moving to America to try to stop me from doing music. Can you just let me do my thing that do your bloody thing? It's just one you give Ryan I can't Was very much a kind of inward journey. It was very much about holding up a mirror. Connect emotionally, even if they couldn't necessarily connect to the Specificity of the experience. But for those who could connect to that specificity you would be like I never thought I see that on screen. Riz Ahmed joins us on The New Yorker radio hour just ahead. Mhm. Live from NPR news. I'm Barbara Klein. The White House is urging companies to be on the alert for cyber attacks over this Labor Day weekend. NPR's Franco Ordo Nia's reports, U. S officials warn. That hackers sometimes take advantage of long weekends when offices are closed, And Neuberger, the deputy national security advisor for cyber, told reporters that the FBI as well as the cybersecurity and Infrastructure security Agency, we're on the lookout for any signs of potential cyberattacks and ready to respond if necessary. We have no specific threat information. Information regarding attacks this weekend, but we do have is history. Neuberger says in the past that Attackers have taken advantage of holiday weekends when security operations centers maybe understaffed. Biden officials note that the cyber attack on the colonial pipeline as well as the attack on one of the world's largest meat processors were both conducted on long weekends. Franco or Dona as NPR news, the White House Chain of nursing homes in Louisiana is now closed down, and the state attorney general says an investigation is underway after seven elderly residents died in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida NPR's Brian Mann reports from New Orleans ahead of Ida's landfall, a company operating seven nursing homes in Louisiana. Shipped residents to a shelter in a warehouse in the town of independence Doctor Courtney Phillips, who heads the State Department of Health, said in a statement. The level of care at the warehouse was reprehensible. The state has permanently closed the homes operated by the company and a video statement, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said a probe is underway. And our goal will.

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"riz ahmed" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

NEWS 88.7

03:13 min | 1 year ago

"riz ahmed" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

"On the New Yorker Radio hour, I'll talk with Riz Ahmed, the rapper, activist actor and now screenwriter Ahmed Co wrote and stars in Mobile Mobley, which is about a rapper's struggle with a severe health crisis and with his family's expectations. Was very much a kind of inward journey. It was very much about holding up a mirror and hoping that people would just Connect emotionally, even if they couldn't necessarily connect to the Specificity of the experience. But for those who could connect that specifically, you would be like I never thought I see that one screen. Riz Ahmed joins us on The New Yorker radio hour just ahead. Uh huh. Live from NPR news on trial. Snyder the White House is urging companies to be on the alert for cyber attacks over this Labor Day weekend. NPR's Franco or Dhoni's reports that you have the U. S. Officials are warning that hackers sometimes take advantage of long weekends. When offices are closed, And Neuberger, the deputy national security advisor for Cyber, told reporters that the FBI as well as the cybersecurity and Infrastructure security Agency, we're on the lookout for any signs of potential cyberattacks and ready to respond if necessary. We have new specific threat information. Information regarding attacks this weekend. What we do have is history, Neuberger says in the path that Attackers have taken advantage of holiday weekends when security operation centers maybe understaffed. Biden officials note that the cyber attack on the colonial pipeline as well as the attack on one of the world's largest meat processors were both conducted on long weekends. Franco or DONA as NPR NEWS, the White House the ongoing cleanup from the flooding brought on by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Some in New York City are calling on the government to do more to help. Sudan's pope lives in the hottest neighborhood in Queens, where a mother and son were killed when their basement apartment was flooded. The government need to do something about affordable housing so that people don't have to live in a basement they could afford the first floor apartment. Essential workers. The immigrants they work here, and they don't deserve this Hurricane I to blame for killing at least 49 people in the Northeast 11 in basement apartments in New York City President Biden scheduled to be in New York and New Jersey on Tuesday. He was in Louisiana on Friday, More than a week out from Election Day in California in person voting has opened up in many counties for the state's gubernatorial recall. Democratic governor Gavin Newsom and his challengers have been campaigning up and down the state as Libby Dingman reports from member station KPCC Senator Elizabeth Warren joined Newsome at a high school in Culver City. Governor Newsom is in a fight. For your future, and I'm in that fight with him in the audience was Marcie Lebow, who says she worries about any of the recall candidates taking over the governorship. I don't.

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"riz ahmed" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour

The New Yorker Radio Hour

03:36 min | 1 year ago

"riz ahmed" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour

"Very much in the world of film will ask you what you from. Now we do. Question seems simple. But i don't know what to say because anything wrong brisbane-born property in that but seeing from britain's to women as women from people don't really. Mci will accurate in mobile mobely. Something's interesting to think about. It is that it's not about the obstacles grievances from outside about the obstacles within the internalized self hate and the gravitational pull of of your roots. The on the one hand of kind of fade your creative life and nurtured you and allowed you to do what you do on the other hand always threatening to just pull you down and drag you back into that soil on some level. You've always wanted to escape. So that push pull between inspiration and obstacle is something that i'm very interested in. It's been a feature my own life and features very much in the film recite. Can't help asking you. We are talking a couple of days after the united states and so many other countries left afghanistan after twenty years. And it's the anniversary of nine eleven very soon does it. How are you thinking about that right. Now what a crazy twenty years. What a kind of bizarre and devastating collective insanity that kind of gripped the planet grip the west the forced the east kind of define itself in opposition to the war on terror. The the just the whole thing kind of feel like we're all emerging of this collective trauma and twenty is in. I kind of look back my own life. And i'm thirty. I was eighteen when nine eleven happened and is kind of defined. A lives is certainly defined of my career when i look back and look at my resume me like pretty hof of my output is a response in some way directly or indirectly to this post nine eleven era that were living under an attempt to add nuance complexity. Humanity some kind of reaction to this this cloud that we live down the and really the way i'm thinking about it now is i hope on its lead since the end of an era and i say that with no nostalgia thank you so much wonderful. Things resides new film. Called mogul mobely co written and directed by some tarek. It's just out in theaters. Now that's the new yorker radio hour for now. Thanks for listening. See next on the new yorker radio hour is a co production of wnyc studios and the new yorker. Our theme music was composed and performed by merrill garbis tune yards the new yorker. Radio hour is supported in part by the tarinah endowment fund..

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"riz ahmed" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour

The New Yorker Radio Hour

07:12 min | 1 year ago

"riz ahmed" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour

"Your support helps make possible everything we do. It's so interesting we in fiction. You see this genre called auto fiction which is sort of heavily drawing off the writer's life so that it's a combination of an essay and a dramatic novel in the conventional sense. And i wonder if it when you're making a film like this which is a kind of auto fiction what you choose to take from life what you choose to leave to the side and what you choose to embellish the biggest embellishment thank goodness. Is that you get so deathly ill here. Why did you decide that. This was necessary as dramatic pivot in this film. You know it's strange because you kind of don't choose your always under the illusion that you're in control of making a film but actually the film's always telling you what it is and you kind of lay out this mess of ideas and some of them are just kind of ideas. Have come to you in the shower and some of them. The things happen to you. Live in some of them are ideas of. We think the film should be or could be stealing ideas from other films that you like and and when you kind of lay out on the table and start talking thought staring at it's of staring you down and it tells you what it is and i wish i could tell you that we kind of decided you know thirty percent reality in in percents. Surreal you know but the character story very much tied taking on a life of its honest. I'd developing its own internal logic. I think paul of what kind of got the film to where it is was designed basan tar part to develop a kind of visual grammar of our own a visual language of our own of jeff. Talks about Black visual into intonation. It's something that khalil. Joseph also talks about the idea that kind of african american or black cinema shouldn't just draw from a western hollywood cinema but it should kind of look a miles davis and jazz and black storytelling traditions and basan tara. Kanaya very early on in the process took a tour. A really long guided tour of the islamic art collection of the metropolitan museum in new york. And we said what's brown visualization. You know what is our cinematic grammar and language what can house the hybridity of our own experience and ultimately it was something that was hybrid in terms of genre. You know this has elements of horror and comedy and musical end melodrama or up together and it was also about incorporating the magical into the day to day in. Oh i think the idea of magical realism of it's almost kind of It's almost a defunct term. I think in the south asian experience in the muslim experience because magic mythology spirituality is embedded into a day today. Now it's kind of hard wired into the go-goes through which we we see. The world with regards to the autoimmune condition is fascinating because we started researching this realize that people who live in diaspora ethnic minorities. How far higher incidence of autoimmune illnesses than the general population. And there's a few different theories about why there is one theory. Is you know minority stress theory. Which is that as ethnic minorities. The world is constantly impatiently telling you that you're on the threat in a welcome so immune system isn't a stay of hyper-vigilance econ turn off is another theory. Which is you know you. Just kinda don't belong in these societies for thousands of years you ancestors in a different climate had a different. And so you know i. It's teething problems will take another millennium before your immune system knows how to process this new environment and then you know on the fringes of this way kind of around the medicine. Wellbeing and spirituality economy insect. There's this idea that actually autoimmune conditions are kind of identity crisis that actually is the body's inability to recognize itself on a molecular level. And we thought it was just a very very apt metaphor for what zaid's contending within the film which is who am i. Where am i from an individual or my a larger hole and if the latter can i pick and choose why why inherited and why why throw away what pass on and way don so to me was this identity. Crisis played out on a on a biological molecular level and a way of making that conflict tangible. You talk about being unwelcome if you know. Just a teeny bit about your life and career in other words from resume point of view. Think well it's quite welcome. Here's this guy. He goes to oxford and has extraordinary roles in in in the movies and A music career. That's quite extraordinary. Just had an album the long goodbye which we can talk about in a second. That's one kind of welcome but For an institution for example like oxford. How was the unwelcome. How does that play out in your life. And how does that inform a piece of art like the film. You've just you know it's interesting. Say is because i kind of feel like the barriers to achieving those things all is exactly what spurs me on to kind of push harder and harder so you know oxford university for example you know what i started putting on club nights and really was able to kinda hone some microsoft as an emcee. It also provided income. Frankly for me to kind of stay on their. By only put that come nigh on because i was told very explicitly by people as soon as i got there. That didn't belong there. you know. Remember the first person at male oxford. I knocked on the door to see. If i go their phone charger and i can tell it was going to be as posh place people in bowler hats and bow ties knocking around. And i always like toby. Sorry i wonder if i could please borrow phone charger. And she's just laughed and said oh good. Remind me so much of allergy. It's unbelievable as i first. I've met so. I was i hear is off to the races. 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"riz ahmed" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour

The New Yorker Radio Hour

08:04 min | 1 year ago

"riz ahmed" Discussed on The New Yorker Radio Hour

"Careers in actor. This year he was nominated for an oscar for his performance as a heavy metal drummer. Losing his hearing in the film the sound of metal and now comes a new film. Mogul mobely. I'm plays a rapper. Names here or zad for short and like the sound of metal. It's about a musical artist. Who's facing a crisis that could end his career don't make me smush mellon trod throw in the shade of melanin bona fide. No i'm seven up it to sweet put the limiting. They put the boot sonam ground. I'll elude synod ground a spit on truth in his brown. Don't give a fuck about cash. Cashier stuck with the crown on your skull. Ewing husky out with the prince of denmark is boy based on benchmarks to white kids. Wanna be packs. Brown clinic is going to be that demand. Frown conic wanted me out. I'm alex stone. Because i stand out and we're standing rizza. Ahmed wrote mogul mobely with director by some tarak and it's his first feature as a screenwriter. This movie is extremely emotional. Extremely personal and an extraordinary an extraordinary performance and i wonder what the origins of it are for. You thank you first of all. I'm so glad you connected with it. You know his weight in a way because party feels really proud to hear you say that and yet another poll is really squirming and cringing in a way that i don't normally when when i realize that someone's seen one of my films but you saying those nice things about this film means that you've seen it. I haven't seen his film. Then you seen maybe a part of me. And paul basan tarik. The you know we don't normally show don't only have the opportunity to show or on inviting to and in a way that was that was the kind of Inspiring idea behind the film. Which is what's the story that we don't see what's the movie you never get to direct. What's the character. I never get to play and often in our of quest to kind of break down the doors of sometimes not very inclusive industry and in a well meaning slightly misguided desire to carry the burdens of representation for community. We end up kind of trying to represent and try and enter rooms. The we don't normally belong in and what we realized. Is that the movie. He doesn't never gets to direct and the character in every play is is is us new story. We don't get to tell. Is the story of people like like me. And people like basang and actually realized that more radical thing to do is not to try and into rooms where we may have been unwanted by actually go on and actually to not try and represent other people but to present ourselves and so it was very much a kind of inward journey. It was very much about holding up amirah and hoping that in the honesty and the vulnerability of that exercise it people would just connect emotionally even if they couldn't necessarily connect to the specificity of the experience but for those who could connect to that specifies. You'd be like jesus christ. I never thought i'd see that on screen. Well obviously the film is about a a young man who's From pakistani british origins. Who's who's an aspiring rapper. And who's starting to accumulate some success and is on the brink of a european tour and has a little break and comes home to visit his family for the first time in two years in london and then discovers that he is quite ill. And everything goes off the rails. Now i don't want to annoy me mr law. But from his cows we've done your muscle seemed to be weakening. What what is that. Like static stroke. It could be a number of things we need to run some more tests to determine what course of action is basically so can stop by a couple of weeks. It's got to be. I'm guessing here is that this is a story that you were carrying around for quite a while. Yeah that's a good guess. It's one of those one of those ideas. The you just keep scribbling away in a notebook somewhere in your iphone note somewhere and you never show if you can never kind of structure into a story if you can get it to cohere as anything other than just kind of therapy for yourself and then you meet someone like the basan. Doric is kind of uncanny mirror image in terms of his own backgrounds working class. pakistani american. This is your director exactly co writer and director and we were kind of able to to be mirrors for each other to help organize and structure these thoughts and shape them into a story drawing from our own experience and the experiences of those around us. So yeah in in many ways. I mean this is story. I've been kind of carrying with me my whole life. It's i don't know this is something very liberating about making a movie. That kind of sets arises and deconstructs to sense of who you. Are you know public idea. We were both is a rapper musician. And also as a as an actor. You've had tremendous success. You're still in your thirties. You've played a lot of roles and they range between the night of A remarkable performance to being his star wars film. How how did you feel that your experience. Your world was not being represented quite yet. What's interesting because i kind of feel the. I've had to be a shape shifting my whole life. I grew up very much code switching between different worlds from said working class box. Tiny you know. Household to Kind of predominantly white upper class private school and then kind of skipping clause to hang out with my friends from my neighborhood which was its own kind of hybrid street culture and so was acting from a young age and kind of what i was taught from a young age implicitly by the world and i think what the industry also taught me was. Shape shifting will help you get by but the one thing you can't be is yourself the the you'll messy contradictory self. The is a bit bridge maze. Bit box bit punishment is a bit street and is a bit of an actor rapper. That will these worlds that you kind of struggle. They will kind of look down at each other or frown. Each other of struggling this faultline and conceal best shape shifty. You shouldn't enter any room with all of yourself. You need to leave upon this'll for the door. And so that. I think also is reflected often in the kind of rose that player a felt the you know i had to develop quite a wide range in terms of you know the roles. I had to play because i didn't quite feel mold and i think i got to a point of having done a couple of of big studio movies like Jason born in star wars venom. Where realized hinna what. Actually the way to. The next step really is isn't kind of putting on intricately made mosques. Fathers touchy about taking the mosque off of often been driven by this idea of stretching culture. And yes sure paul stretching culture means having someone let me in a stall was movie but i kind of realized that cheap. Perhaps the thing that doesn't exist in cultures is a portrait.

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"riz ahmed" Discussed on 1A

1A

07:21 min | 1 year ago

"riz ahmed" Discussed on 1A

"Esu joe knows that lockdown has been hard on us as humans we as people are hardwired to connect with others which is why this whole time is so difficult. Let's jump back into. The conversation with actor is ahmed as zad. Autoimmune disease continues to progress the magical realism. The film becomes more presence at present. And there's a lot of blending of zeltser experiences and his father's memories and and it's hard to tell where one start and where another ends in the film. What were you exploring about. How parental memory shapes a child identity. Even if that memory isn't isn't discussed well in terms of that. Kind of magical realist. Surrealist kind of style of storytelling. Nasa real trademark of assam. Tarek is such an exciting. New voice is next directing blade with my herschel early and his His document short documentary ghosts of sugar. Land also plays this bridging surreal and incredibly harding toads. But we were really eager to find a cinema language that contains the truth of experience. And i experienced one. That's infused with spirituality and myth and legend you know magical realism is redundant. Turn if you'll really is infused everyday with with magic about positive. Negative when you live in a world where the evil eye protection from nazar goods favours bestowed new or takeaways is just like of how you assess really so. That's kind of speak to the tone god's ancestral trauma. That was definitely a big paul of. Yeah i guess this kief e we were exploring in that that at dawn's between you and wail from you know both federal and giving your stock giving you inspiration but also is at risk of sucking you back into that stein point sucking you back into to the pain that the gave you inspiration and it's interesting field then cisco hormone epigenetics. One is really growing. We decided to kind of portray is ancestral form of partition through an autoimmune disorder. So partition is the division of india and pakistan in nineteen forty seven millions of people died largest forced migration in history is. Actually our eldest. Don't talk about something. That's hidden from history. In many ways in many parts of the world people aren't really aware of this. Cataclysmic thing happened when the world was split into and that trump is is kind of something that we explore it's handed on. I don't want to say too much. Let people see the film in the in. The form of this is auto immune condition which itself is fascinating because it turns out. People have carla. Who live in diaspora of far more likely to suffer from autoimmune conditions and ways auto immunity if it's not your body's failure to recognize itself so most an identity crisis played out on a molecular level throughout the film. We hear that sees ad in almost constant conversation. Either with himself or with the divine Wrapping his lips are are moving. It's it's this constant thing that's happening. We see something very similar with his father but it happens through prayer. Where do those connect for you think. Yeah he's laid out you know it's it's interesting. You know like the bible or the koran torah. You don't talk about lines of paragraphs to verses. Poetry is the most powerful poetry human history. It's changed the way we see the world where we relate our society's values and it's interesting because in the same way that zaid's thoughts thinking will these walli singers kind of walks stony gospel jazz music. You know these hawalli singers are they have nothing to do with me. Then you kind of lay realize gee. I'm inheritor of their legacy in that same way. Religion religion and religiosity and spirituality. Something he thinks has you know. He's kind of pushed to one side. Might be part ways from. It's not part of his day to day right now and yet those dots end up joining themselves realizes that actually you know is whether it's is mom and dad reciting verses and so is he. He's coming up. I talk about on on track. We made for the film once kings in canada. Right verse. the. I riot or the my mom recites. Give me back to my feet. Make pain Beside the of invocation in power of languages something is really deeply rooted in culture. Most coaches really and often we just don't join the dots when the power does are so clear you you talked about the push to bring yourself to this film. Did you learn or start to think about your own story. Your family story any differently on the other side of this project. it's interesting. I started digging around around my family's ancestry and stories around politician a few years prior to that she went on did reluctant fundamentalists with mirror. Neier and a shot that film with a group of indian and walks tiny actors. Who 'cause they haven't gone through. The dislocation of migration had a very clear idea who they were with. Their families were generations and generations back and i felt jealous and i felt like i needed to know and some extent in that environment. You do need to know people ask you straight up like who's your who's your father. Who's your granddad. What did you. What did will where you guys from. Originally that way you from question really matters parts of the world. And and so i started kind of yeah kind of asking questions dipping around a little bit and in a way it's it's taken is to kind of turn nine two storied. Turn some of those some. Bring some of the stories to scream. That's actor rapper raise our. He joins us to talk about his latest film. Mogul moakley r- is. They are speaking with us. In today's producers were are getty and page osborne..

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"riz ahmed" Discussed on 1A

1A

04:34 min | 1 year ago

"riz ahmed" Discussed on 1A

"If you're kind of again whether or like whether you like you're not frost into position of having to be a pioneer or like one of the first few people of your type to be a feel. You're kind of you kind of working towards the you working for the end of your specialists. You working for the end of your uniqueness your as an activist going to working towards the only relevance hopefully you know what i mean. So is kind of interesting is this kid. Who's inspired by zayd. And he's takes up his mentor and he's doing things his own way and actually the kind of ego is laid bare. How much of this is some. You know how much you actually saving community or people representing them. How much ego in. A weird messiah complex and he joe to bed encountering rpg encountering the reality of his is finite shelf-life. When i talk about that pushing poor with the heart of the film. Harvey is about the push. Import between being an individual or being part of a larger hole and one of the lessons ed's learning on his journey. Is you are lincoln and chain with you. Like you're not and there's something incredibly beautiful about that incredibly russia phobic about that and and whether you like you're not you know the coeli music is the seed of what you do now as a rapper. And what you do now as rapper. You know you'll handing relay that you passing the bats on the relay race to the next generation. So i guess yeah. It's that idea of of transmission of culture but there's this push and pull around around real mess or authenticity and who gets to say what's what's authentic zad is at one point accused of not being a real muslim or real pakistani said accuses. Rpg or of not being a real. A real rapper. there's a point in the film when we see this rap battle where a black rapper accuses zad of cultural appropriation. I mean so. It's there's this other this other tension at play around. This question of of realness was that were you actively trying to explore that in the film or is that something that just just just emerged on. Its own i think is really organic biproduct to be honest of trying to make a really honest film of trying to make a film as honestly as possible and enjoys in his real and authentic as possible from my own experience. The one thing. I always believed that the the the process of making writes in creating something mirrors the thing that is created a big believer in process. I and at the end. You're going to so sitting down the process that shows something. I also think that is you know. If you're a working clause creative of color then the thing that you have is you'll realness is your fantasy and your force you like of not too commodified that to trade on that to trade on tromo the you know commodifying culture is it comes with the territory is ways in which you can subvert that transaction you can make it work for you but there's also just is a price tag when it's let the currency you're dealing you know when you're trying to earn a living and build a career as a working class creative color any kind of outsider that create field. How do you how do you. How do you stay in touch with that illness. That if they tizzy the gives you. That edge freshness allows you to tell stories on being told. And how'd you let how do not let the telling of it. Rob you of the authenticity. How in the moment of transmitting story. Do you not dilute the very authenticity that you've been drawing from different versions of this quote. I read which is like as a right. So you're always selling someone out. I wonder this version of that. As as kind of both eager tube also forced to tell stories from the hinterland. We'll be back.

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"riz ahmed" Discussed on 1A

1A

07:21 min | 1 year ago

"riz ahmed" Discussed on 1A

"Let's start back into the conversation with actor. Is ahmed about his latest movie. Mogul moakley music really does serve as a as a backbone for the phone. How are you thinking about that integration. How music serves as as that backbone for the story. Yeah i mean it kind of provided us with another gale. I was personally against the idea of making zen rapa so he can make would kind of really doing this portrayal of the is brown man. Whoever working class. Poc artists who like your nor is to carry this burden representation. Sometimes he leans into sometimes he means away from it. You know it's about push and pull between you and way of from i said. Does he have to be a rapper. We know we give anything else. I think assam realize it would give us a different kind of yet tone. We explore that. We could go to a heightened place that we could go to a place of confession of breaking the fourth wall that we could explore kind of stuff rhythmically in terms of cutting. That could be really interesting if go movie. Where for large part film. The protagonist is kind of confined in bed and then having the kind of momentum of music to cartoon propel the film is is very useful so as a storytelling tool at it was ended up being really invaluable well. Our our main characters add prides himself on the social commentary. He makes through his music. And there's a point in the film where someone calls him out of the problem. If you pakis fame anytime can jacoby kucan coppola. You know me. Yeah i guess a kind of analagous term in america. It would be an oreo of an asian american. Spoke about of being a banana. Called the banana or whatever in the uk. If you're your brownie outside white on the inside you know someone assesses to be then you can get get cool the coconut and i guess you know like i said a so much of this film is you know is very specific in store so much from a lives. But it's hard. I think something sewn people can relate to which is that tug of war between new way of from and is particularly galling if you know if if your if the place where you from has inspired who work you know is allowed you to kasui creative dreams in a way and yet at the same time the place where you're from has been your biggest obstacle to overcome in order to pursue those dreams and to some extent you wanna pursue those dreams in that creative ambition because it's a it's a. It's an exit route from that place where you're from. So there's that constant push in poor and so for someone said you know who who says you know. He's out representing his people and you know earlier in the film is go for instance to someone who is talking about representing where you're from. When was the last time you went and visited there. you know. To what extent have you kind of commodified your identity commodified trauma without actually seeing with it without actually facing. You actually get so busy you know representing who you are you. You often unable to just be present with itself and where you're from that is adamant about a certain presentation of authenticity. And when he's with his family it felt to me as if he was really struggling to maintain a certain type of identity in those very intimate familial spaces but it wasn't always clear exactly what line he is trying to hold. Does that make sense. It makes perfect sense. And isn't this something again. The things coming in less anyway that we can relate to his going back to his parents and sunday becoming teenagers. Suddenly the the facade is bare and in a child comes out and suddenly these kind of meat boxes that you've put different positive your life will these narrow you've told yourself told the world about who you are as i said you know particularly if you become if you like eight representative then actually than the net that facade that role can be a place of refuge but when you come home you can't hide in that place anymore in. Oh you're gonna get flushed out. That's the that's the joy and the pain of family of the place where you're from of of the source you know. This theme as kind of tug of war between you and your roots is is throughout the film and it manifest through zad and his father that father son relationship in manifest through him and his relationship with his cousins community with his cultural inheritance through a wily music which he pushes away and then he kind of finds a seed of inspiration in later on and and also ultimately with with himself. You know his very dna is his gene. Code is some you know. He's a war with himself on a molecular level and so yeah that that struggle is kind of really present throughout the entire film in this in a way is what it's about well. Another struggle we see zad grappling with is about his his music it touches on the server character of rpg rappers at his is not a fan of to say the least. How would you describe what rpg representing the film. I mean i almost say. Rpg's the genius creation of navan rizwan. Who's an incredible young actor. You know he was in nineteen seventeen he funded. Tv series called inform on the bbc. Which i think is also available in the states and urge people to check him out. He's credible he's also rapper and interesting in causing the bombers won. I mean even share. His last name is my first name. I remember when first saw his work. I had this kind of like. I just was so like yes. Amazing this this at times it can be so lonely. Being only one in the room and i was like his kids. Is this thing. But then i had this other dog thought which is like on day. I'll be like oh. I'm the new guy anymore. And i said to winter persona said we've caught a cost and upon rizwan as all pg and i guess it's this idea is fear of being replaced. This fear of one artists on some level is looking for his imo tally for the legacy of their work to outlive enough outlast. Them and yet in a weird way..

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"riz ahmed" Discussed on 1A

1A

01:35 min | 1 year ago

"riz ahmed" Discussed on 1A

"It's a historical drama. Got so much in it. We wanted to kind of make a film that is as hyphen aid and multifaceted as the identities exploring we wanted to kind of make this kind of mongrel movie is mongo manifesto that celebrates our own kind of mongo hood in a way you know as kind of these frankenstein's that we are between different cultures and times and places and different versions of ourselves. So i would say that the the way that wrapping film have influenced each other among crave process. Been insieme often. Felt like to leave the rapper at the door. When i answer the you know the film set and leave the actor the door. When i go on stage to wrap and i think paul the success of this film for me and also the story for the character said is finally braiding together all those different threads of the the may copyright identity and you know what the tapestry weaves can be messy and can be hard to look at and it can be scary but some point. Something you have to do. We're talking to actor is mad about his latest. Movie mogul locally. We'll be back with more from riss in just a moment support for npr and the following message come from better. Help offering online counseling better. Help therapist.

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"riz ahmed" Discussed on 1A

1A

04:29 min | 1 year ago

"riz ahmed" Discussed on 1A

"With the crown on your skull. You a husky out with the president monsters eddie boy. Benchmarks to white kids wanna be packs. Brown clinic is going to be that demand frown conic. Wanna me up on alex stone. Because i stand out and we're about starting. That's actor and rapper rizza mad in his latest. Film mogul moakley restores as a rapper. Diagnosed with an autoimmune disease rape before he set to go on a major tour earlier this year. Med was nominated for an academy award for his work in the sound of metal. Another film about a musician dealing with a life altering medical condition but mogul moberly is arguably darker in weirder. The film uses rap lyricism and magical realism to tell the story of a man navigating identity family and illness. Ahmed co wrote the film and drew on elements from his own life including his music career as rapper mc and one half of the hip hop duo sweatshop boys resume joins us now is welcome to the program so the main character in mogul. Mugabe is said He's a british pakistani rapper. He's muslim his music includes a lot of social commentary. What was it like playing a character who sheer so many elements with your own life. Immune was it was very much deliberate. Basang tarek caro- the film with me and also directed. The film is such a brilliant job of both really pushed me and pushed us both believed to draw from our own lives. You know we'd found as either director or an actor doesn't necessarily fit the traditional mold that we'd had become very adept to being everyone other than ourselves and actually the kind of character you don't see on screen the one kind of store you don't see on screen is actually ours so we drew very directly from our own lives partly. Is this kind of exercise of seeing. You know how far we are willing to go. And how kind of honest we willing to be about things you started rapping when you were quite young. What drew you to wrap news app. I think it was like so many people of blueprint to self expression and dignity for the outsider and i felt very much like an outsider growing up in any context sins always kind of found myself code switching between working class box thorny kind of neighborhood and community to white middle class upper class. I should say private school and in kind of skipping clause to go and hang out with my friends from my from my neighborhood in that kind of hybrid british asian culture often kind of you know rough around the edges. So that kind of outside stay. Is that kind of search for who i was really led me to to to to hip hop. You know where you have such kind of unapologetic self expression and in expressing yourself. I think you sometimes find out who you are in the process and so it was it. Was that for me. Also on some level i was just a very hyperactive kid. I was always kind of a bit of a talker. Couldn't shop in the classroom and who's listening to rappers like do see know big pun in some of these foster represent. Just just a place to put so much of that energy well. The film intersperses Magical realism and we see. A lot of you performing. But it made me wonder about these different mediums of storytelling acting and wrapping and how those different expressions storytelling are different for. You was interested in because think for low my life a very deliberately tried to silo them off into different boxes. I wanted my acting standards. Sophia music down. I think paul of the exercise of making this film and as you said it. Bridges of tones has musical elements horror elements magical realism. It's comedy vibe. It's a family drama..

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"riz ahmed" Discussed on AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch

AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch

08:15 min | 1 year ago

"riz ahmed" Discussed on AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch

"Just do it. He's the least. All right. Free show for the 13th of July. All right, everybody. We gotta get ready to be so happy because Boeing Yang. Boeing Yang has made both Emmys and Saturday Night Live history. Who's Bowen Yang, AJ, come on, don't tell me you don't watch SNL. No, I don't anymore. Never makes me laugh. Well, listen, the show is always good for at least two or three chuckles and one really big laugh. So I always tune in 'cause I want the show to do well. It's been such a part of my life and our lives, and I don't wish it to suck. I wanted to do well. But I grant you not every year has been good. Although, this falling Yang guy, he is, he is funny. But it's his first year on the show and he's become the first Chinese American drum roll, please. To receive an Emmy nomination, oh my God, not only that, in addition to becoming the first Chinese American male acting nominee, he's also become the first SNL featured player to receive a nomination for the Emmy Awards. It's just the latest mark that Boeing Yang has left on SNL since he joined the cast in 2019. And when he did so, he became the first ever Asian cast member, which is a fucking lie, I'll get to that in a second. But no one cares. Nobody cares if they're wrong anymore. People are right these things. They don't care if they're wrong. Boeing Yang obviously from a mile away looks very Asian. He's also very gay. So we can't mistake him. Is he Asian? Do you think he said? Yes, he's Asian. But there were two other people on SNL who have Asian blood. But you know, what's the point? Why dimples dabble in facts? You know, we got to get the story out and make a big deal. Because he's up for an Emmy. He's up for an Emmy because of that very fucking reason. Because he's visibly Chinese. That's why. And I'll tell you another reason why ten minutes from now. We need to can this first ever bullshit. It's gotta go away. We're all fucking people. Why, why, why? Is it still being pointed out? You know, I hear a lot about how racist people are for pointing out our differences. Well, to me, this type of announcement is racist. The way racism is defined today, because you're acting as if it's not typical that agents can ever be funny. Just drop this already. And the people who write these fucking headlines and these articles and they make sure we all know this first person of color, the first transgender, the first handy capable of whatever the fuck. Look, they all need to be called out for doing this nonsense. You're perpetuating the differences between people supposed to be inclusive. Remember, we're supposed to be tolerant and inclusive. We don't need to keep pointing out differences. But you assholes pour all liberals, all the limbos are ready these articles at the AJ, you crazy. No, I'm not. I'm not, because 70% at least of people who write for showbiz dailies or write for many, many websites and magazines are fucking liberals to the core. Maybe 75 to 80%. No bullshit. So the other people who keep pushing this Walt bullshit this woke nonsense. So if you want to be woke, stop pointing out that somebody's different than the rest of us. Stop it. It doesn't matter. America is the melting pot. Remember, that's what you want. That's a big hole down by the fucking asshole of our country, not to say Texas is our asshole, but there's a big hole down there. And three or four countries are storming the Gates and no one's stopping them. No one's checking them for COVID. No one gives a shit. Just come on in. It's a fucking it's just disgusting. I'm off topic. The point is, in case you don't know this, all these writers and editors and whoever else is using this bullshit first ever language, these are all high ranking members of the woke on me. And to keep pointing out first in this manner, there's nothing to bring us together as a people. We want to do. I've had Asian friends who are funny. I had gay friends who are funny. I've always known these people are funny. Why are you so fucking hyped up pointing this out? By doing this, you're making him stand out as different and that's about as un woke as you can get shitheads. I was reading an article about how amazing and important this development is and I want to scream. It goes, the comedian's nomination adds to the television academy's history of recognizing Asian acting talent. Most recently, Sandra Oh became the first Asian actress to get a lead actress nomination in 2018 for Killing Eve. Now if Yang were to win his category at the image, the 73rd Emmys in September. He even become they're saying this. They're saying it's not me. He would become the third Asian actor to win an Emmy. I'm gonna get into who they tell you all the other two Asians to win an Emmy. The first was Archie Punjabi, the hot looking chick from the good wife. She took the prize in two ten for playing Kalinda Sharma. Great role, good acting. She came on the scene and tore up her scenes. She won. Kalinda shaima. Okay, remember that name. Also, Riz Ahmed Riz Ahmed followed in 2017, they're saying this not me. As the first man of Asian descent to win an acting enemy, listen, that's all well and good, but there is nobody. There is nobody that considers people of Indian descent to be Asian. They just don't. Yes, yes, I know. You don't have to write me and correct me and tell me, hey Pope, India is part of Asia. We fucking we all know that. Just like yesterday I said hung instead of hang. I don't give a shit. Hung sounds better. Soto's a whole nother story. It sounds better than another whole story. Don't fucking correct me. I know what I'm saying. I know the English language. Sometimes I like to say something that is colloquially easier to understand because we all talk a certain way. Don't tell me, don't tell me 90% of the people get hanged and hung right. We don't. So because of that, because that ruling so stupid, I say whatever the fuck I want. But this bullshit, I know. I know India's part of South Asia. I know what the map says, but if you're telling me, you believe that you're insane. India and China could not be more different. We're not talking Canada and America here. If any of you have ever been driven in a New York City taxicab by a smelly Indian, there is a one of you who would say to your friend, my Asian driver stunk to high heaven. No, you'd say my Indian driver. Archie panjabi was born to Hindu parents from India and she grew up in England. Riz Ahmed is an English actor and rapper. His parents moved to England from Karachi Pakistan. He did descend into the Sarah Sean Muhammad Suleiman. What the fuck is Asian about all this? I'm sorry. You'll never have me call anyone from India and Asian actor. I'm from Brooklyn, but I guess you could say I'm Canadian then, right? I mean, that's how stupid this is. How long is this bullshit been going on? Again, I know India, which is its own fucking country, is in South Asia, but stop just on India is India. And Riz Ahmed and Archie panjabi are a world apart from Bowen Yang. And to really be technical Boeing Yang would be the third Asian American cast member, okay? On SNL. Why has everybody forgotten that Rob Schneider is one quarter of Filipino? And Fred

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Many Firsts Are Among The Oscar Nominations This Year

All Things Considered

00:25 sec | 1 year ago

Many Firsts Are Among The Oscar Nominations This Year

"There were a lot of firsts in the nominations this morning for the 93rd Academy Awards. It's the first time movies that never played in theaters on the big screen were eligible for best picture. It's also the first time two women Chloe Joe and Emerald Finnell were nominated for best director. In the same year, and it is the first time a Muslim actor Riz Ahmed was nominated in a leading acting

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Chadwick Boseman earns posthumous best actor Oscar nomination

AP 24 Hour News

00:35 sec | 1 year ago

Chadwick Boseman earns posthumous best actor Oscar nomination

"Starring opposite Viola Davis and Ma Rainey's Black bottom. Bozeman competes in the best actor category with Riz Ahmed for sound of metal Anthony Hopkins in the Father, Gary Oldman in Bank and Steven Young for Minori. This actress nominees are Carrie Mulligan for promising young woman, Frances McDormand for Nomad land by all the Davis Iban Rainey's black bottom, but Kirby for pieces of a woman and Andra Day in the United States vs Billie Holiday. I'm Oscar Wells Gabriel. The nominees for Best picture are the Father, Judas and the Black

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2021 Oscar nominations spotlight "Mank," Chadwick Boseman

Rush Limbaugh

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

2021 Oscar nominations spotlight "Mank," Chadwick Boseman

"News Oscar nominees Air Out the 2021 Academy Award nominees are announced for best picture. The Father, Judas and the Black Messiah. Manc Minori Nomad Land, promising Young Woman Sound of Metal and the Trial of the Chicago Seven Manc lead with 10 total nominations. The late actor Chadwick Boseman being recognized with the best actor nomination for his work in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Other nominees in that category include Riz Ahmed, Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman and Steven Young. Best actress. Nominees include Viola Davis, Andra Day, Vanessa Kirby, Frances McDormand and Carrie Mulligan. The 2021 Academy Awards Air Sunday, April

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"riz ahmed" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:55 min | 1 year ago

"riz ahmed" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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