The 45-year-old actor won the award for his work in the movie Green Book, beating out BlacKkKlansman‘s Adam Driver, A Star Is Born‘s Sam Elliott, Can You Ever Forgive Me?‘s Richard E. Grant, and Vice‘s Sam Rockwell.
This is the second Oscar for Mahershala, who won an award in the same category two years ago for his work in the movie Moonlight. This time his wife Amatus-Sami Karim was there with him. She had given birth days before the 2017 and couldn’t attend with her hubby.
Green Book is nominated for five awards at the Oscars, including Best Picture.