Many of us were rooting for Mahershala Ali who recently had a daughter with his wife Amatus Sami-Karim. The 43-year-old, won the Academy Award for Actor in a Supporting Role for Moonlight tonight.
“I’m a special kind of tired right now,” Ali said after Seacrest congratulated him on both his Best Supporting Actor nom and Bari’s birth. “It’s amazing though. I’m very grateful … [she was born on the] 22nd and now we are here.”
Mahershala made history tonight when he took the stage to accept his award for Best Supporting Actor; with the win, Ali becomes the first Muslim actor to win an Academy Award in the show’s history.
His speech was smooth but visibly emotional, at one point he teared up a bit as he gave thanks to his wife for all of her love and support and for those who were instrumental in his life and taught him the value in serving his craft, stories and characters and not himself.
I would certainly say that is good advice! Congratulations, Mahershala!