Ali shouted out his newborn daughter in his speech.
Mahershala Ali took home the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in Moonlight at Sunday night's Oscars, and as he did at last month's SAG Awards, he had a great speech to back it up.
The actor, who played Juan, a drug dealer in Miami who takes it upon himself to take on a parenting role in a young boy's life, took the opportunity to praise the character.
"I had so many wonderful teachers, and one thing that they consistently told me ... was it wasn’t about you, it’s not about you. It’s about these characters. You’re in service to these stories and these characters. And I’m so blessed to have had an opportunity. It was about Juan, It was about Chiron. It was about Paula.”
He closed out the speech by thanking his wife, Amatus Sami-Karim, who gave birth to their daughter Bari Najma last week. "We just had a daughter four days ago, I just want to thank her for being such a soldier throughout this process," he said.
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