Moonlight wins best picture at Oscars
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Feb 28, 2017,
Feb 28, 2017, 0:43
The presenter and comedian outraged viewers initially when he commented on Mahershala Ali's name as the actor collected the first prize of the night.
He even joked about his wife giving birth at the Hollywood ceremony this Sunday (26Feb17) with Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel during an appearance on the TV presenter's US talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, in January (17). His performance as Juan, the drug dealer who tries to take Chiron under his wing, is absolutely incredible.
After accepting the award from last year's Best Supporting Actress victor Alicia Vikander, the brand-new father began his acceptance speech by buttoning his jacket, joking, "My grandma would want me to button up". Thank you, I really appreciate it, peace and blessings.
Holding up another card, he read, "This is "Moonlight", the Best Picture".
In Hell or High Water, Jeff Bridges portrays the role of of Marcus Hamilton, a soon-to-retire Texas marshal. The film was directed by David Mackenzie. At the 89th Academy Awards, Ali won his first Oscar award. "I'm a Muslim. She didn't do backflips when I called her to tell her I converted 17 years ago". "It's fantastic though. I'm very grateful ..." He received critical acclaim for his role as the dedicated detective Bobby Andes.
La La Land still had a great night, winning six trophies altogether - including Best Actress for Emma Stone and Best Director for Damian Chazelle.
In January, Ali delivered a powerful speech at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, explaining how the film Moonlight demonstrates what can happen when people are persecuted. This is Mr Shannon's second Oscar nominations. The 2017 Academy Awards are airing tonight, February 26, and Decider has got all of your Oscars needs covered. The award ceremony will begin from 8:30 pm EST and the red carpet coverage will begin at 5:30 pm EST.