Mahershala Ali is hoping to win an Academy Award for his incredible performance in Moonlight. Even if he wins, though, it will not be the most exciting news for the actor this weekend. The Academy Award nominee and his wife Amatus Sami-Karim welcomed a baby girl named Bari Najma Ali on Wednesday, he shared on social media.
Win or lose, we can be sure that Ali is going to celebrate a year that has been life-changing, both for his career, and for his growing family.
Ali took to facebook to share a picture of his young daughter, but his fans are still mostly worried about him winning a much-deserved Academy Award this evening.
Mahershala Ali was incredible 🙏🏻 even when he wasn't in the scene, you felt his influence— Matthew Gibbs (@MatthewIeuan) February 24, 2017
Watching Mahershala Ali develop from when I first Remy Danton in House of Cards to Juan in Moonlight, God really blessed him with talent— Life is Gucci (@PaulFatai) February 26, 2017
Mahershala Ali's performance in Moonlight was one of the few times I was teary eyed this #Oscars season. He should win.— TvM (@TvMonicaTv) February 26, 2017
after watching Moonlight I now feel comfortable saying that Mahershala Ali is one of the most fun actors alive— Dave Algonquin (@the_real_matt_m) February 26, 2017
@MarkDuplass Loved Moonlight and my Muslim hero Mahershala Ali!— Yusuf Nasrullah (@judefan) February 26, 2017
yes hello i dropped by to say that mahershala ali dev patel and viola davis are gonna get that oscar— dez (@reecekingslayer) February 26, 2017
Give Mahershala Ali that Oscar.— check my spotes (@Kobby_Skywalker) February 26, 2017
this time tomorrow we can officially call mahershala ali, Oscar Winner Mahershala Ali— loise (@mahershalaaIi) February 26, 2017
Win an Oscar tomorrow, Mahershala Ali! You are awesome!— Carla Carmela (@staircasewit4) February 26, 2017
Go watch Moonlight.A heartbreaking yet hopeful, intimate, gorgeous, complex and haunting movie. Oscar for Mahershala Ali please.— jessica rodriguez (@_RodriguezJess) February 26, 2017
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