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Mahershala Ali Says He Mourned Saying Goodbye To His 'Moonlight' Character

Mahershala Ali is getting nothing but praise for his role as Juan in Moonlight, but he admits it wasn’t the easiest thing to say goodbye to the character.

“Maybe I was just more open on this particular gig, but I learned so much from working on Moonlight. I was invested in a way that I can’t say I’ve ever been,” the 42-year-old admitted to W magazine.

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“I want to be that invested on every project, but I would leave working on Moonlight to go work on something else — I was working on several things — and I would really miss Juan,” Mahershala added. “I would miss Barry [Jenkins]. It would kind of ache in a way that I wasn’t accustomed to. I missed being out there and staying in his skin. I definitely mourned saying goodbye to Juan.”

Pictured: Mahershala attending the Variety & AARP Movies for Grownups Screening of Moonlight, which was followed by a Q&A to discuss the film with Juliette Lewis, on Monday (January 16) in Los Angeles.

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Mahershala Ali & Isabelle Huppert Win at LA Film Critics Association Awards!

Moonlight‘s Mahershala Ali and Elle‘s Isabelle Huppert pose for photos at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards at the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City on Saturday evening (January 14) in Los Angeles.

Mahershala won the Best Supporting Actor Award and Isabelle won the Best Actress Award! Also winning that night were Certain Women‘s Lily Gladstone and Moonlight director Barry Jenkins.

La La Land director Damien Chazelle, composer Justin Hurwitz, and lyricists Justin Paul and Benj Pasek were also in attendance.

FYI: Mahershala is wearing an Ermenegildo Zegna Couture suit.

Congrats to all the winners!

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Mahershala Ali Calls His 'Game of Thrones' Audition The Worst Of His Life!

Mahershala Ali could’ve been on Game of Thrones… that’s if his only audition for the show didn’t go horribly wrong!

“I think my audition guaranteed that I wasn’t almost on Game of Thrones,” the 42-year-old Moonlight star revealed while making an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday (January 11) in Los Angeles.

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“It was like for this merchant, do you remember this merchant who gets locked in a safe in season three or something like that. I’d gone in for this casting director before, and I felt like I had two other wonky auditions with her, but I was really prepared this time around,” Mahershala added. “That was one of the worst auditions of my life.”

Mahershala can also be seen in Hidden Figures, which is currently #1 at the Box Office.


Mahershala Ali’s Terrible Game of Thrones Audition

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'Moonlight' Wins Best Picture Drama at Golden Globes 2017!

Moonlight won the top prize of the night at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards!

The film took home the award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, beating out Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Lion, and Manchester By the Sea.

Representing the film were nominated actors Naomie Harris and Mahershala Ali, as well as stars Janelle Monae, Trevante Rhodes, and Ashton Sanders. See photos of them all in the gallery!

FYI: Naomie is wearing an Armani Couture dress, Jimmy Choo shoes and bag, and Tiffany & Co. jewelry. Mahershala is wearing a Dior Homme tuxedo, shirt, studs, and tie with Christian Louboutin shoes, Monique Péan shirt studs, and a Montblanc cuff links. Janelle is wearing an Armani Prive gown, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, a Jimmy Choo clutch, and Forevermark diamonds. Ashton is wearing head-to-toe Saint Laurent with an ASOS reclaimed vintage biker jacket on top.

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Amy Adams Reunites with 'Nocturnal Animals' Co-stars Michael Shannon & Aaron Taylor-Johnson at BAFTA Tea Party

Amy Adams looks pretty in lace as she arrives at the BAFTA Tea Party on Saturday (January 7) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles.

The 42-year-old actress was joined at the event by her Nocturnal Animals co-stars Michael Shannon and Aaron Taylor-Johnson – who hit the red carpet with wife Sam Taylor-Johnson.

Other guests at the event included Moonlight stars Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali, and Trevante Rhodes.

Octavia Spencer also hit the red carpet at the event with her Hidden Figures director Theodore Melfi.

FYI: Amy is wearing a Dolce and Gabanna dress, Christian Louboutin heels, and Jennifer Meyer jewelry while carrying a Tyler Ellis clutch. Mahershala is wearing a Montblanc watch. Octavia is wearing a Tadashi Shoji skirt. Naomie is wearing a Thom Browne dress and Christian Louboutin heels while carrying an Edie Parker clutch.

10+ pictures inside of stars arriving at the BAFTA event…

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Ruth Negga, Mahershala Ali, & More Celebrate the Nominees of the Independent Spirit Awards!

Ruth Negga and Mahershala Ali hit the carpet to help celebrate the nominees of the upcoming 2017 Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday (January 7) at BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood, Calif.

Also in attendance were Ruth‘s fellow Best Female Lead nominees Isabelle Huppert and Annette Bening.

Moonlight‘s Mahershala Ali and Trevante Rhodes represented the cast of their film, which is set to receive the Robert Altman Award for outstanding ensemble cast.

Other attendees included Supporting Female nominee Molly Shannon, Male Lead nominee Viggo Mortensen, and Best Director nominees Pablo Larrain (Jackie), Jeff Nichols (Loving), and Barry Jenkins (Moonlight).

Also at the event were Sterling K. Brown, Riz Ahmed, Issa Rae, Adam Scott, Michael Shannon, Brian Tyree Henry, and director Ava DuVernay.

FYI: Ruth is wearing Stella Luna shoes. Mahershala is wearing a Montblanc timepiece. Sterling is wearing Kenneth Cole with a Movado watch. Brian is wearing H&M.

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Michelle Williams, Amy Adams, & Naomie Harris Celebrate Their Films at AFI Awards

Michelle Williams, Amy Adams, and Naomie Harris stepped out to celebrate some the past year’s most “culturally and artistically significant” films, including their own!

The actresses hit the red carpet for the 2017 AFI Awards luncheon held at Four Seasons at Beverly Hills on Friday (January 6) in Los Angeles.

They were also joined by Mahershala Ali and Ginnifer Goodwin.

Michelle was there for her work in Manchester by the Sea, Amy was there to represent Arrival, Naomie and Mahershala for their performance in Moonlight, and Ginnifer for her voice work in Zootopia.

Amy also snapped some pics with Clint Eastwood at the event.

FYI: Michelle is wearing Louis Vuitton with Mansur Gavriel heels. Amy is wearing a Roland Mouret dress, Neil J. Rodgers heels, Jennifer Meyer jewelry, and a Salvatore Ferragamo clutch. Naomie is wearing a Phillip Lim long vest. Ginnifer is wearing an L.K.Bennett dress and Sophia Webster pumps.

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