Celebrated British actor of Indian-origin loses the Oscar battle
for the Best Supporting Actor to the talented American actor
Mahershala Ali for his film Moonlight.
Dev was in the hunt for the Best Supporting Actor with other
contenders like Jeff Bridges from Hell or High Water, Michael
Shannon from Nocturnal Animals, Lucas Hedges from Manchester by the
Sea, and Mahershala Ali from Moonlight.
Dev, who lost the award to Ali, was seen cheering for the actor.
Dev came all the way to Oscars with his mother to experience this
greatest award extravaganza.
The award for the Best Supporting Actor has been presented to
the Moonlight actor by another talented actor Alicia Vikander at
the 89th Annual Oscars held at the Dolby Theater, Los Angeles.
With this Oscar win, Mahershala Ali becomes the first Muslim
actor to have won an Oscar ever. He became bit little emotional
after having his hand at the golden statue.
"I want to thank my teachers ... I have so many wonderful
teachers," said Mahershala Ali.
"My teachers told me that 'it wasn't about you but these
characters'. It is service to these stories and characters. I would
also thank the cast and crew for the wonderful experience," Ali
"I would thank my wife who was in her third trimester. We just
had a daughter three days ago. Thank you for being a soldier
through this process," Ali stated further.