Actor Riz Ahmed is delighted after getting a Golden World nomination for his movie Sound of Metal.
The Mogul Mowgli actor, 38, is hoping his nod for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, will bring more light to his film, Sound of Metal, directed by Darius Marder.
Speaking to Deadline, The Sound of Metal actor said: “It’s a lovely feeling to have people shine a light on work that you feel good about on a project that’s close to your heart more than anything.”
“I hope it brings more and more attention to the film,” he went on to say.
“I love everyone we made it with. It was very much a family affair. It was a small, independent film and to see the way it landed and resonated with people is beautiful so I feel overjoyed. I hope people get to see the film for the film itself. The story carries quite a timely message for us right now,” he said.
Ahmed has been enjoying praised by many critics and film organisations—like the National Board of Review, Gotham Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, London Critics Circle Film Awards, New York Film Critics Online, Boston Society of Film Critics’ Awards and San Diego Film Critics Society—had already named him the best actor of the year.