Mahershala Ali becomes the first (Ahmadiyya) Muslim actor to win an Oscar

Businessinsider.com: The INSIDER Summary

• Mahershala Ali won best supporting actor for his performance in “Moonlight.”
• Ali is the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar for acting.
• His win and performance were met with universal praise.


 

Mahershala Ali just took home his first Oscar ever. He won for best supporting actor for his highly-lauded performance in “Moonlight.”

His win was significant for one big reason. According to Vulture, Ali is the first Muslim actor ever to take home an Oscar.

Ali’s win was greeted with universal praise:

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