Mahershala Ali, First Muslim To Win An Oscar, Doesn’t Mention Politics In His Acceptance Speech

Smoke Room Staff | Contributor

Mahershala Ali stunned the crowd at the Academy Awards Sunday night when he didn’t come close to mentioning politics during his acceptance speech.

Ali, the first Muslim to win an Oscar, thanked his family instead.

“I want to thank my teachers, my professors,” Ali began, “I had so many wonderful teachers, and one of the things they told me was…”

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