(playing Nasir Khan in the hbo mini-series The Night Of)
I can't praise this performance enough. Riz Ahmed was mesmerizing as Naz, a college student from Queens, whose life was thrown in complete shambles after spending a night with a stranger.
The series premiere was one helluva ride. I wasn't even aware that I was holding my breath the entire time until the end credits rolled. Riz Ahmed was able to convey so much with his eyes, I felt everything he was going through. The fear, the confusion, the shame, the uncertainty, the guilt, the sheer helplessness. A devastating performance by an amazing actor. And with such great supporting casts, this 8-episode mini-series is definitely binge worthy.