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Well, despite Jimmy Kimmel’s utter failure to bring the searing, painful Trump roasting that we all kind of expected, the Oscars have kicked off on a very strong note, perhaps inadvertently making quite a statement about the world. Mahershala Ali won the award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Moonlight, and he became the first ever Muslim actor to win an Oscar.

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Earlier this month at the SAG Awards, when he won the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (his first SAG Award!), Ali gave a powerful acceptance speech about persecution and about his experience as a Muslim interacting with his Christian mother. Congrats to the Oscar winner (and new dad!).