Pakistan-born International Actors Nominated For Emmys

Getting nominated in Emmys is a big feat. No, not big – a huge feat! And this time, not one, but two Pakistan-born international actors have made it to the list of nominated.

Beginning with Riz Ahmed, he has been nominated as a Lead Actor in a Limited TV Series or TV Movie category for his performance in HBO’s The Night Of. Ahmed played the role of a college student, Nasir Khan who gets wrongfully accused of a murder. The Night Of has also received a nod for the Limited Series Category.

Other than this, Ahmed has also been nominated for another category as the Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, for his appearance in Girls. After hearing about his nominations, the contented Riz Ahmed tweeted:

Being nodded with a nomination for his role in Masters of None as Dev Shah, Aziz Ansari also earned another nomination in the Writing for a Comedy Series category. Moreover, the show has also been nominated in the Comedy Series Category.

This is not the first nomination for Aziz Ansari, as he previously received for nods for Emmys last year and bagged one for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.

With the expectations already high and mounting up to the sky, we can only wish that these actors bag the win again.

Read the rest of the 69th Emmy Awards nominations here.