Mahershala Ali's Oscar Nod Is An Important Step For The Academy

Acclaimed American Muslim actor Mahershala Ali nabbed his first Oscar nomination on Tuesday. 

Ali was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the film, “Moonlight.” Critics have already tagged him as the favorite in the category.

While Ali isn’t the first Muslim to be nominated for an Oscar, he’ll be the only American Muslim actor vying for a prize at the 2017 Academy Awards.

Ali’s presence at the Oscars is an important step for the Academy of Motion...

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