Dev Patel, Riz Ahmed Miss Out on a Golden Globe Award for the Second Time
British Indian actor Dev Patel (r) attends the British Independent Film Awards 2019 at Old Billingsgate on Dec. 1, 2019 in London, England, while British Pakistani Riz Ahmed poses at the “Mogul Mowgli” photo call during the 70th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Grand Hyatt Hotel Feb. 21, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images; Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
India-West Staff Reporter
For the second time, British Indian actor Dev Patel and British Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed could not take home a Golden Globe.
Patel and Ahmed missed out on their lead actor awards at the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony, which took place Feb. 28 in both New York and Los Angeles with a socially distanced audience and virtual guests/nominees.
Tina Fey was live from New York’s Rainbow Room and Amy Poehler hosted live from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Patel, who won a Golden Globe nomination in 2017 for “Lion,” this year was nominated for the ‘Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy’ award for his role in “The Personal History of David Copperfield.” The award went to Sacha Baron Cohen for “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.”
“The Personal History of David Copperfield” re-imagines Charles Dickens’ classic ode to grit and perseverance through the comedic lens of its award-winning filmmakers — giving the Dickensian tale a new life for a cosmopolitan age with a diverse ensemble cast of stage and screen actors from across the world.
Ahmed, who was competing in the ‘Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama’ category for his work in the film, “Sound of Metal,” lost out to late actor Chadwick Boseman for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”
Ahmed was also nominated in 2017 for “The Night Of.”
In the Amazon Prime Video film, “Sound of Metal,” Ahmed plays the role of itinerant punk-metal drummer Ruben. During a series of adrenaline-fueled one-night gigs, Ruben begins to experience intermittent hearing loss. When a specialist tells him his condition will rapidly worsen, he thinks his music career — and with it his life — is over. His bandmate and girlfriend Lou (Olivia Cooke) checks the recovering heroin addict into a secluded sober house for the deaf in hopes it will prevent a relapse and help him learn to adapt to his new situation. But after being welcomed into a community that accepts him just as he is, Ruben has to choose between his equilibrium and the drive to reclaim the life he once knew.