Watch Mahershala Ali's Best Supporting Actor Speech for 'Moonlight'

A historic win.

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Actor Mahershala Ali has won for Best Supporting Actor at the 89th Academy Awards for his role in Moonlight. Directed by Barry Jenkins, Moonlight is a coming-of-age tale about a homosexual African-American boy living in Florida. Split into three stages of the protagonist’s life, the narrative is crafted like incisive poetry.

Ali is the first Muslim to take home an Oscar in the show’s entire history. Watch Ali’s moving speech in the video above, and check out Twitter’s reaction to the historic win below.

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