Mahershala Ali Wins Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for ‘Green Book’

Mahershala Ali has won the 2019 Academy Award for his supporting performance in Best Picture contender “Green Book.” Ali beat a competitive field of contenders that included Adam Driver (“BlacKkKlansman”), Sam Elliott (“A Star Is Born”), Richard E.

Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”), and Sam Rockwell (“Vice”).Read More: 2019 Oscar Predictions: 91st Academy AwardsThis marks the actor’s second Oscar win in three years, after also picking up the trophy in the same category for his performance in director Barry Jenkins’ 2017 Best Picture winner “Moonlight.” Ali joins a short list of actors and actresses with two or more wins in acting categories.

He also becomes only the second black actor with two Oscar wins in acting categories.

Denzel Washington is the other.Additionally, this year marks a repeat of the 2017 Oscars, when both supporting actor categories were won by black actors: Mahershala Ali for “Moonlight,” and Viola Davis for “Fences.

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