The Oscars (2017) Poster

(2017 TV Special)

Mahershala Ali: Himself - Winner



  • Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role : My grandma would want me to button up. Wow. I want to thank my teachers, my professors. Have so many wonderful teachers. And one thing that they consistently told me - Zelda Fichandler, Ron Van Lieu, Ken Washington - is that it wasn't about you. It's not about you. It's about these characters. You are a servant, you're in service to these stories and these characters, and I'm so blessed to have had an opportunity. It was about "Juan." It was about "Chiron." It was about "Paula." The cast and crew was just such a wonderful experience. Thank you, Barry Jenkins. Thank you, Tarell Alvin McCraney. Adele Romanski, who forced Barry to cast me.


    Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role : No, but it's just such a wonderful experience and I have so many people to thank who've gotten me here. My manager Carolyn Govers, who I've been with for 10 years. Just thank you so much. And the rest of the cast who did wonderful work, any one of them could be up here right now holding this trophy. It's such a gift getting to work with you and be inspired by you and the performances that you all offered up. So thank you, the Academy. Really appreciate this. And lastly, I just want to thank my wife who was in her third trimester during awards season. We just had our daughter four days ago. So, I just want to thank her for being just such a soldier through this process, and help, and really carrying me through it all. So thank you. Really appreciate it. Peace and blessings.

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