He did it again!
On Sunday, the actor won again in the same category — this time, for his turn as Dr. Don Shirley in Peter Farrelly's Green Book. Going into the night, Ali had already notched up a litany of wins for his work in this film at this year's Golden Globe Awards, Critics Choice Awards, the SAGs and the BAFTAs, so he was certainly the heavy favorite coming into this year's Oscars.
Ali is just the second black actor to ever win multiple acting awards, following Denzel Washington.
While Ali's performance has been widely celebrated, Green Book's depiction of Shirley has been riddled with criticism by the late doctor's family members who took issue with the portrayal of him as estranged from his family and the black community, and who called Nick Vallelonga's script a "symphony of lies." The film was also criticized for being another example of the "white savior complex."
Green Book is available to rent on Amazon.
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