Alongside being an award-winning musician, Bashy AKA Ashley Thomas landed his first acting role in 2010 and has been progressing ever since.

After seeing Bashy star in HBO limited series ‘The Night Of’ in which he played the role of Calvin Hart back in early 2016, the actor received a phone call from director Guy Nattiv and producer Jaime Ray Newman for him to appear in their short film ‘Skin’.

Now, Bashy has taken to Instagram to inform fans the short film he starred in has been nominated for an Academy Award. Portraying an important message throughout the short visual, Thomas is a living example of growing up in the streets of west London to landing onto the roads of an Oscar nomination.

Be sure to watch the trailer and don’t miss out on the appearance of Bashy himself within the short film.