Black love on the main stage of Hollywood is shining all throughout Tinsel Town and the latest moment to highlight comes courtesy of actor Mahershala Ali during his big Critics’ Choice Award win.
The actor scored a trophy for the Best Supporting Actor for his role in Moonlight as the sensitive drug slinging Juan. While on stage, Ali couldn’t help but give accolade to his loving wife, Amatus, who watched from the audience with tears in her eyes.
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“I’d like to start by thanking my wife just for being so generous and supporting me and working on every audition, every project I get to go out on, she works with me,” he said.
Mahershala and Amatus recently announced they’d soon be parents as they are expecting their first child due in 2017.
The couple met at as students at NYU and tied the knot in 2013.
Watch Mahershala’s full speech below.