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Mahershala Ali Wins at SAG Awards 2017, Talks About Becoming a Muslim (Video)

Mahershala Ali Wins at SAG Awards 2017, Talks About Becoming a Muslim (Video)

Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris hit the red carpet at the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday (January 29) in Los Angeles.

Both actor were nominated individually for their work in the movie Moonlight and the full ensemble is up for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Mahershala pulled off a win in the category for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role. During his acceptance speech, he opened up being a Muslim and converting many years ago. Watch the full speech below!

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Also in attendance at the show were Moonlight‘s director Barry Jenkins and young actors Alex Hibbert and Jaden Piner.

FYI: Mahershala is wearing Ermenegildo Zegna and Monique Péan cufflinks. Naomie is wearing a Lanvin jumpsuit, Christian Louboutin shoes, Tiffany & Co. jewelry, and a Tyler Alexandra clutch. Barry is wearing Dior Homme.

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