The INSIDER Summary
• Mahershala Ali won best supporting actor for his performance in “Moonlight.”
• Ali is the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar for acting.
• His win and performance were met with universal praise.
Mahershala Ali just took home his first Oscar ever. He won for best supporting actor for his highly-lauded performance in “Moonlight.”
His win was significant for one big reason. According to Vulture, Ali is the first Muslim actor ever to take home an Oscar.
Ali’s win was greeted with universal praise:
The Oscar winning movie Moonlight. Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali. I’m good.
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) February 27, 2017
His speech was also well-received:
The very first #oscars speech is about teachers & the importance of being in service to the story. Another reason to ???? Mahershala Ali.????????????????????????
— Kelsey Hall (@misskelseyhall) February 27, 2017
Ali and his wife also had a daughter just four days ago. Ali is officially a star.
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