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Our interview with Mahershala Ali, the first Oscar winner of the night

Mahershala Ali won the first Academy Award of the night Sunday for his role in Moonlight.

We got a chance to interview the Oscar winner a while back during his time in Atlanta filming "Mockingjay," part of the "Hunger Games" series.

Here's that interview.

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