Pakistani-origin actor Riz Ahmed and his wife Fatima Farheen Mirza have given the cutest couple goal at the Oscars 2021.
During the Oscars red carpet, the actor and his wife Fatima Farheen Mirza were posing for photographers on the red carpet when Riz requested them to spare the couple a moment so he can fix Fatima’s hair.
Netizens cannot stop adoring him for fixing his wife’s hair:
Not Riz Ahmed pausing the Oscars red carpet to fix his wife’s hair WHAT A PERFECT HUMAN pic.twitter.com/sc5m1ldHuC
— Nora Dominick (@noradominick) April 25, 2021
Holy shit Anthony Hopkins beating the late Chadwick Boseman AND Riz Ahmed AND Steven Yeun for Best Actor is just some go home with your heart in your belly stuff. What is even happening #Oscars
— Jeff Yang (@originalspin) April 26, 2021
— Nancy Wang Yuen 王嵐芝 (@nancywyuen) April 25, 2021
— Variety (@Variety) April 25, 2021
— E! News (@enews) April 25, 2021
I wish us all a very “Riz Ahmed Fixing Our Hair for the Perfect Pic” kinda love pic.twitter.com/DKAiuXNUXR
— Manna Sidhu (@manna_sidhu) April 26, 2021
Riz married Fatima in a lowkey event and did not reveal her name while discussing his marriage on a BBC broadcast in January. At the 93rd Academy Awards, Riz was contending for the Best Actor award for Sound of Metal but lost it to Anthony Hopkins (The Father). Riz is the first Muslim to be nominated in the lead actor category.
He played Ruben Stone in Sound of Metal, a drummer who loses his hearing. Riz trained extensively for the role, learning the American Sign Language and drumming. He attended drug recovery sessions as well.
Sound of Metal was nominated for the Golden Globe, SAG, and BAFTA awards. Riz won the Independent Spirit Award for his performance.