Last year, Ahmed won the Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film as the co-writer, producer, and star of The Long Goodbye. In 2021, he received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor for his performance in Sound of Metal. After breaking out in the Oscar-nominated thriller Nightcrawler, Ahmed starred in the HBO limited series The Night Of, for which he won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. Up next, he will star opposite Oscar nominee Jessie Buckley in the sci-fi drama Fingernails, and is set to reteam with The Long Goodbye director, Aneil Karia, for a modern feature adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Williams is best known for starring as Marnie for six seasons in the Emmy-winning HBO series Girls, and the Oscar-winning Jordan Peele horror film Get Out. She can currently be seen starring in this year's hit Universal/Blumhouse sci-fi horror thriller M3GAN, a film which she also executive produced. Later this year, Williams will appear alongside Matt Bomer in Showtime’s Fellow Travelers, based on the Thomas Mallon novel of the same name.
Nominations will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 24. The presentation kicks off at 5:30 a.m. PST / 8:30 a.m. EST, so set your alarm and tune in to the live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, or on the Academy's YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and for the first time in Virtual Reality via Metaverse’s Horizon Worlds.
The 95th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 12, live from the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.