London, Feb 28: With the awards season finally over, Mahershala Ali has said he wants to spend quality time with his newborn daughter Bari Najma and wife Amatus Sami-Karin The 43-year-old actor, who took home the Oscar for best supporting actor, he is now ready to play a father to his daughter in real life, reported FemaleFirst.

“It’s been remarkable. I know I really get to get into it tomorrow because awards season is done after tonight, but it’s been remarkable. It’s such a blessing to be a father,” said Ali. (ALSO READ: Oscars 2017: Moonlight star Mahershala Ali is now best ‘Actor in a Supporting Role’)

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The actor also praised Amatus in his Academy Award acceptance speech for being so “tough” during her time of labour.