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Mahershala Ali in 'Moonlight'- first Muslim to win an Oscar

Mahershala Ali in 'Moonlight'- first Muslim to win an Oscar

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 27 : Raise the toast! It is a double celebration for Mahershala Ali.

After announcing the birth of his first child, with wife Amatus Sami-Karim two days back, Ali now bags the golden Statuette at the 89th Academy Awards in the 'Actor in a supporting role' category for 'Moonlight.'

With this, he becomes the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar ever.

"I just want to thank [my wife] for being such a soldier through this process and carrying me through it all," said the 43-year-old actor, while accepting the trophy on stage.

Oscar 2017: New-daddy Mahershala Ali now best `Actor in a supporting role,` beating Dev Patel

Oscar 2017: New-daddy Mahershala Ali now best `Actor in a supporting role,` beat

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb. 27 : Raise the toast! It is a double celebration for Mahershala Ali.

After announcing the birth of his first child, with wife Amatus Sami-Karim two days back, Ali now bags the golden Statuette at the 89th Academy Awards in the ' Actor in a supporting role' category for 'Moonlight.'

"I just want to thank [my wife] for being such a soldier through this process and carrying me through it all," said the 43-year-old actor, while accepting the trophy on stage.

'Oscar' nominee Mahershala Ali, wife Amatus Sami-Karim welcome their first child!

'Oscar' nominee Mahershala Ali, wife Amatus Sami-Karim welcome their first child

New Delhi [India] Feb. 26 : Looks like Mahershala Ali, nominated for Oscar 2017 in the ' Actor in a supporting role' category for 'Moonlight,' has already won his most expensive reward.

Ali and wife Amatus Sami-Karim welcomed their first child on February 22, and it's a baby girl!

The 43-year-old actor confirmed the news on Instagram on February 24, with a picture of his wife cuddling the tiny tot, clicked from the back side.

The snap was captioned, "Bari (Bar-ee) Najma Ali 2/22/17 #pisces."

'Moonlight' script "felt so human" Mahershala Ali actually "cried"

'Moonlight' script "felt so human" Mahershala Ali actually "cried"

Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 13 : Mahershala Ali, who recently picked up a Golden Globe nomination for his work in 'Moonlight', probably knew from the start that the film was something special as soon as he read the script.

"I was blown away," the 42-year-old star told E! Online, "I actually cried a couple of times because it was just so beautiful on paper. It was a tough read but you could really connect with the characters. It felt so human."