The Oscar nominee, who appeared in "The Night Of" alongside Williams, praised his late co-star as a "rare talent" and "unique soul."
Actor Riz Ahmed, who has spoken candidly about Muslim representation on screen, said he hopes the report ignites change.
The "Sound of Metal" star joked that he was Fatima Farheen Mirza's "official groomer" for the evening.
The British Pakistani actor is honored for his performance in "Sound of Metal," in which he plays a drummer and recovering addict who loses his hearing.
The couple tied the knot in a "super intimate" and socially distanced backyard ceremony.
For his latest movie, Ahmed wore a hearing aid and bleached his hair. But it was his internal transformation that really counted.
Actors Riz Ahmed and Jameela Jamil have also pulled out of the event in which an award is to be given to Narendra Modi despite India's crackdown in Kashmir.
The "Rogue One" actor said racial profiling by Homeland Security was why he couldn't go to Chicago's "Star Wars Celebration."
One Instagram user even said that the two look like they're "about to drop the baddest mixtape of 2018."
"It just brings us all a bit closer together and we recognize each other within each other," the actor and rapper said.
Celebrities teamed up with the ACLU for a video titled "My Name Is Mirian."
2017 hit some major diversity milestones in media, politics, and entertainment. Here are a few of the biggest moments.
Ahmed became the first man of Asian descent to win an acting Emmy for his role in "The Night Of."
The actor got real about the War On Terror at Aasif Mandvi's All-Star Deportation Jamboree, which raised money for both the ACLU and IRC. Use the Facebook donate button or visit Crowdrise: http://bit.ly/DeportationJamboree
Watch Riz MC (Riz Ahmed) spit rhymes about racial injustice.
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