Mahershala Ali is the winner of the Academy Award for best-supporting actor. The win comes for his performance in “Green Book.”
It’s the second Oscar for Ali, who won in the same category in 2017 for “Moonlight.” In “Green Book” he plays Don Shirley, an African-American classical pianist, who tours the Deep South.
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Viggo Mortensen, left, and Mahershala Ali in a scene from “Green Book.”
He thanked Shirley at the outset of his acceptance speech, saying telling Shirley’s story pushed him as an actor.
Ali dedicated his win to his grandmother, who he said is always pushing him to remain positive.