Mahershala Ali Wins Best Supporting Actor at the 2019 Oscar Awards

mahershala ali accepting oscar award

They may be supporting, but that doesn’t make them any less important.

The 91st annual Academy Awards took place tonight at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, and Mahershala Ali walked away with the Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for playing Don Shirley in Green Book.

Other nominees include Adam Driver for BlacKkKlansman, Sam Elliott for A Star Is Born, Richard E. Grant for Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Sam Rockwell for Vice.

The Academy first debuted the Best Actor in a Supporting Role category back in 1937, where Walter Brennan won the award for his role in Come and Get It.

While Brennan currently holds the record for most wins (three), previous winners include Sam Rockwell for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Mahershala Ali for Moonlight, Mark Rylance for Bridge of Spies, J.K. Simmons for Whiplash and Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club.

Talk about an honor.

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...