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From House of Cards to Hidden Figures, Mahershala Ali blew up in 2016, earning him an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in Moonlight. 

Check out the reasons why he won this year.

10 Reasons Why NAACP Image Award Nominee Mahershala Ali Won 2016  was originally published on

1. House of Cards

House of Cards

Mahershala left one of the most popular shows in entertainment, “House of Cards,” after three seasons as a series regular to try his hand elsewhere in television. His character Remy also managed to get away from Kevin Spacey’s character President Underwood.