Oscars 2017 has been one of the most eventful awards shows in the recent times. Jimmy Kimmel had his best face forward and made the Oscars a roast of all the famous and talented artists, from making Great Wall jokes on Matt Damon to “over-rated actress” jokes on Meryl Streep, the 89th academy awards had some hilarious moments. However, the academy awards also had one of the most multicultural winner’s lists in the recent times. The Oscars 2017 saw various immigrants and people of different colour and race winning the golden lady and two monumental moments were in the Best Supporting Actor and Actress section. Mahershala Ali became the first Muslim man to bag the Oscar for his phenomenal performance in Moonlight. Oscar Awards 2017 winners list and LIVE Twitter Updates: La La Land wins the Oscar Award 2017 for Best Original Score, Cinematography & Best Production Design!
Mahershala Ali has been an incredible actor with a long career and bagged his first Oscar for the role of Juan in Moonlight. The 43-year-old actor played the role of a mentor and drug dealer in the critically acclaimed 2016 release. Mahershala converted to Islam at a young age and changed his surname from Gilmore to Ali. Mahershala Ali is known for his work in various Academy winning movies like The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Hunger Games, etc. Where to watch Oscars 2017 Live Telecast Online: Get Live TV Coverage, Channel, Time & Online Stream Details of 89th Academy Awards.
In his acceptance speech, Mahershala thanked everyone from his teachers to his wife who recently delivered a baby girl. The supremely talented actor will go down in history as the first Muslim actor to bag the golden lady and a well-deserved win as well. The actor was competing with British Indian actor, Dev Patel, Lucas Hedges, Jeff Bridges and Michael Shannon for the Oscar.