ET caught up with the 42-year-old actor earlier this month, where he opened up about juggling the awards season with impending fatherhood.
"You couldn't write it this way!" he joked. "I'd watch that movie and be like, 'OK, who make that up?'"
And while Ali might be flying solo at the Oscars on Sunday, where he's nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Moonlight, the actor told ET that his wife has been by his side from the beginning.
"A big help is I have a supportive partner who loves me and gets it and has been a soldier throughout this," he gushed.