Mahershala Ali made history on Feb. 26, 2017.
He won Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the 89th Academy Awards for his standout job in "Moonlight." With it, Ali became the first Muslim to snag an Oscar in an acting category.*
In his emotional speech, Ali thanked his past acting teachers, his co-stars in the film, and his wife, who gave birth to Ali's first child just days ago.