Watch Mahershala Ali's Emotional SAG Award Speech


Mahershala Ali, a 42-year-old Muslim American actor, held back tears as he accepted his SAG Award on Sunday night.

Ali won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his role as an ultimately kind and moral drug dealer named Juan in director Barry Jenkin's acclaimed film "Moonlight."


When he took the stage to accept the award, the actor barely held back tears as he reflected on his character in light of President Donald Trump's recent sweeping executive order, which bans the entry of people from seven predominantly Muslim countries (Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen).

Read Ali's full speech in full below:

Thank you for the inspiration, Mahershala. We could all use some right now.