Oscars 'Moonlight' Star Mahershala Ali Wins First Academy Award and Makes Oscar History By Elisa Osegueda 6:55 PM PST, February 26, 2017 This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors. If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page. 12:17Mahershala Ali Thanks Wife For Being a 'Soldier' During Touching…14:50‘RHOBH’ Garcelle Beauvais on Holding Lisa Rinna Accountable and …01:11‘American Idol’ Judges on Finally Being Able to Have a Group Hug…04:58Chase Stokes and Madelyn Cline on Filming 'Outer Banks' as a Cou…03:55Country Stars Celebrate Summer With New Music, Tours and More11:47'90 Day Fiance': Asuelu Goes Off on Kalani After a Discussion Ab…01:29Dolly Parton Offers Inspirational Message at Covenant House Virt…03:18Nikki Glaser and Chrishell Stause Tease Former ‘DWTS’ Partner Gl…02:30Paris Hilton ‘Proud’ of Friend Britney Spears Who Is 'Sweet and …01:45Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry Fight Back Tears in New Mental He…01:462021 MTV Movie & TV Awards Fashion Recap! The Best Red Carpet St…01:38‘American Idol’ Judge Katy Perry Says Luke Bryan Crashed Her Bre…03:22‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Trailer No. 101:35Watch the Trailer for ‘Weekend Getaway with Michelle Buteau’ (Ex…02:44Dixie D'Amelio on Whether She Had Apprehensions Filming New Fami…04:34H.E.R. on Possible Collaboration With Zendaya and Kehlani After …02:46Machine Gun Kelly Dyes Tongue Black and Makes Out With Megan Fox…03:13Bryce Hall and Austin McBroom’s Press Conference Erupts in Epic …01:39Audrina Patridge on Dating Chris Pine and If ‘Hills’ Co-Star Bro…25:05Stream Queens | May 20, 2021 Mahershala Ali is an Oscar winner! The 43-year-old actor won Best Supporting Actor at Sunday's Academy Awards for his performance in Moonlight, making him the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar. EXCLUSIVE: Mahershala Ali Praises Wife After Daughter's Birth"I just want to thank my wife, who was in her third trimester during award season," Ali said during his moving acceptance speech. "We just had a daughter four days ago," he continued. "So, I just want to thank her for being such a soldier through this process and help and really carrying me through it all." Well deserved, #MahershalaAli! #Oscarspic.twitter.com/ZCFFziGTi4— RollingOut (@RollingOut) February 27, 2017Following his moving speech, Ali's co-stars and peers took to social media to congratulate the actor.In tears. Mahershala!!!! Deserved. #Oscars— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) February 27, 2017#MahershalaAli is brilliant!!!!! Yesssssss #Moonlight#Oscars2017— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) February 27, 2017Congratulations Mr. Mahershala Ali on your Oscar win! #moonlight — Caleb McLaughlin (@calebmclaughlin) February 27, 2017Yes!!!! #MahershalaAli@moonlightmov spectacular performance. #Moonlight#Oscars peace and blessings— Tamron Hall (@tamronhall) February 27, 2017I am sooooo happy for this brother, Mahershala Ali....winning the Oscar for "Moonlight." This brother is so special. LOVE that he won this!!— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) February 27, 2017Congratulations, old friend. https://t.co/21kqiez4HF— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) February 27, 2017 RELATED: Oscars 2017: The Complete Winners ListAli's Moonlight co-stars spoke to ET about what it meant to be at Hollywood's biggest night. Watch ET's exclusive interview below.EXCLUSIVE: 'Moonlight' Cast on What It Means to Celebrate Together at the Academy Awards This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors. If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page. Related Gallery2017 Oscars: See Who Won!