Feb 27, 2017
Raise the toast! It is a double celebration for Mahershala Ali.
After announcing the birth of his first child, with wife Amatus Sami-Karim two days back, Ali now bags the golden Statuette at the 89th Academy Awards in the ' Actor in a supporting role' category for 'Moonlight.'
'I just want to thank [my wife] for being such a soldier through this process and carrying me through it all,' said the 43-year-old actor, while accepting the trophy on stage.
' Moonlight' sees Ali, portraying a Cuban-born drug dealer, living in Miami, who becomes a surrogate father to a bullied youngster and tries to instill confidence in him.
With this, Dev Patel, who was also running for the Oscars for 'Lion,' loses 'Supporting Actor' award to Mahershala Ali.
On a related note, the 'House of Cards' actor confirmed the news of the birth of his baby girl Bari Najma, on Instagram, with a picture of his wife cuddling the tiny tot, clicked from the back side.
The snap was captioned, 'Bari (Bar-ee) Najma Ali 2/22/17 #pisces.'