Actor Mahershala Ali has been honored with an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in “Moonlight,” at the 89th Annual Oscars tonight, Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California. The yearly Academy Awards honor the best in motion pictures for the prior calendar year. The 89th Annual Academy Awards ceremony was televised live on ABC and was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.
“Moonlight” is the tender, heartbreaking story of a young man's struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.
This is the first Oscar win and nomination for Mahershala Ali.
“Moonlight” is rated R for some sexuality, drug use, brief violence, and language throughout and has a run-time of one hour and 51 minutes.