Mahershala Ali Wins His Second Oscar in Three Years
Photo Credits: New York Daily Times
Mahershala Ali has become the first Muslim actor to win multiple Oscars. He achieved the landmark after winning an Oscar for his flawless performance in Green Book. He won his first Oscar in 2017 for the best supporting role, which he played in Moonlight. He also became the second Afro-American after Denzel Washington to win multiple Oscars.
He dedicated his award to his grandmother. “I want to dedicate this to my grandmother, who has been in my ear my entire life. Telling me that if I first don’t succeed try, try again. That I can do anything I set my mind to. Always, always pushing me to think positively.” He said, adding, “I know that I would not be here without her, that she’s gotten me over the jump in a lot of ways.”
Rami Malek also made history on the same night when he became the first actor of Arab heritage to win the Best Actor Oscar, for Bohemian Rhapsody.
Talking about his role he said “kind of the gun-to-the-head moment. What do you do? …. The scariest endeavors that I’ve chosen to take in my life have been the most fulfilling and rewarding. And this has proven to defend the exception.”
The complete Oscar winning list is here.
Here is the full list of 2019’s Academy Award winners:
Documentary (Feature) — Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Free Solo
Actress in a Supporting Role — Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Makeup and Hairstyling — Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe, and Patricia Dehaney, Vice
Costume Design — Ruth E. Carter, Black Panther
Production Design — Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart, Black Panther
Cinematography — Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Sound Editing — John Warhurst, Bohemian Rhapsody
Sound Mixing — Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin, and John Casali, Bohemian Rhapsody
Foreign Language Film — Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Film Editing — John Ottman, Bohemian Rhapsody
Actor in a Supporting Role — Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Animated Feature Film — Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
Animated Short Film — Domee Shi, Bao
Documentary Short Subject — Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton, Period. End of Sentence.
Visual Effects — Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm, First Man
Live Action Short Film — Guy Nattiv and Jamie Ray Newman, Skin
Best Original Screenplay — Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Green Book
Best Adapted Screenplay — Spike Lee, Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele, BlacKkKlansman
Original Score — Ludwig Goransson, Black Panther
Original Song — Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrew Wyatt, “Shallow,” A Star Is Born
Best Actor in a Leading Role — Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Best Actress in a Leading Role — Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Best Director — Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Best Picture — Green Book