Photo caption: After winning the category of BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE for his work in “Green Book,” actor Mahershala Ali poses backstage in the press room with his Golden Globe Award at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, January 6, 2019. | Photo Credit: Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) /Golden Globes
Academy award-winning actor Mahershala Ali added a Golden Globe to his list of awards Sunday night for his supporting role in Green Book.
The film, released by Universal Pictures, also garnered Golden Globe awards in the Best Screenplay – Motion Picture, Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Director – Motion Picture categories.
The screenplay, written by Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie and director, Peter Farrely, depicts the real-life journey of Don Shirley, a world-class African American pianist who recruits a reluctant working-class Italian bouncer from the Bronx to escort him on a concert tour that takes him through the Deep South in 1962. The duo form an unlikely bond as they face racism and bigotry along the way.
Other nominees in the Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture category included Timothée Chalamet (Beautiful Boy), Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman), Richared E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) and Sam Rockwell (Vice).
Ali, who won an Academy Award for his supporting role in Moonlight, now adds the coveted Golden Globe to his growing list of awards with Sunday night’s win.