2016 – Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Moonlight presents three stages in the life of the main character; his youth, adolescence, and early adult life. It explores the difficulties he faces with his sexuality and identity, including the physical and emotional abuse he endures growing up. Mahershala Ali plays Juan, a drug dealer who becomes a father figure to the main character.
2017 – Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, starring Frances McDormand as a woman who rents three billboards to call attention to her daughter’s unsolved rape and murder. Sam Rockwell plays Jason Dixon, an racist, violent and alcoholic Officer.
2018 – Mahershala Ali (Green Book)
Green Book is a biographical film directed by Peter Farrelly. Set in 1962, the film is inspired by the true story of a tour of the Deep South by African American classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) and Italian American bouncer Frank “Tony Lip” Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen) who served as Shirley’s driver and bodyguard.