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Mahershala Ali

Best known as a Supporting Actor based on credits in that role in 7 films, with $2,048,701,948 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #665)
Best-known acting roles: Boggs (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1), Boggs (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2), Jim Johnson (Hidden Figures), Tizzy (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), (Moonlight)
Most productive collaborators: Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, Theodore Melfi, Octavia Spencer, Allison Schroeder

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Career Summary

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting7$958,119,863$1,090,582,085$2,048,701,948

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists

Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 942 $985,974,794
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,001-1,100) 1,062 $1,128,066,310
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 901-1,000) 988 $2,114,041,104

See the Acting Credits tab for all Acting Box Office Records and the Technical Credits tab for all Technical Box Office Records.

Featured VOD Review: Hidden Figures

April 10th, 2017

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures is an Oscar-bait movie, there’s no getting around that. It is an inspirational movie based on real life events that opened in limited release in December. Clearly they were going for Awards Season glory. It did earn a number of nominations, but was only able to pick up one award. On the other hand, the film earned nearly $170 million and is the biggest limited release hit of 2016. Is the film just a little too mainstream for Awards Season success? Did it deserve better on Oscar-night? More...

2016 - Awards Season - And the Oscar Goes to... La La Land Moonlight!

February 26th, 2017


It’s Oscar night and we were live blogging the show. Read on the the highlights of what turned out to be a crazy night. More...

Oscar Predictions: La La Land Favorite to Win Nine Oscars Tonight

February 26th, 2017

Best Picture Nominees

Voting in our annual Predict the Academy Awards contest is now closed, and we can reveal the final vote totals in each category, along with the rough probability for which film will win each award. This year’s award nominations have been dominated by La La Land, and it is expected to pick up the most Oscars tonight, with Best Picture among them. It has already equalled the record for most nominations, with 14, but it’s not favored to equal or set the record for most wins, with our poll suggesting it will pick up nine awards. Read on for details of our poll.

- Predicted winners in each category
- Total votes in each category
- Predicted and actual winners in each category More...

2016 - Awards Season: Oscars - Nominations - Final Look

February 26th, 2017

La La Land

It’s Oscar night and we will be live blogging the show. Before that, let’s take a last look at the nominations with a few annotations. Nominees in italics are those that have received the most votes from our readers so far in our Oscar contest (which is open to new entries until noon, Pacific, today—enter now!). Bold films are those films I think will win. Meanwhile, those that are Underlined are those I want to win. Not all categories have underlined nominees, because not all categories have someone I’m cheering for, or because there are two nominees I couldn’t pick between. More...

2016 Awards Season: Oscar Highlight: Best Supporting Actor

February 15th, 2017


With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Supporting Actor. Unlike a lot of other categories, this one could be a real race. We’ve had three previous awards ceremonies and three different winners, one of whom didn’t even get an Oscar nomination. I do have a personal favorite, but I fear my judgment is clouded as a result. More...

2016 - Awards Season: SAG - Winners

January 29th, 2017


The Screen Actors Guild were handed out tonight and there were a couple of surprises to talk about. There was no one big winner. Hidden Figures won the most prestigious category, but Fences was the only film with multiple wins. More...

2016 Awards Season: Oscar Nominations

January 24th, 2017

La La Land

The Oscar nominations were announced starting at 5:18 am Pacific time. Nothing is good that early in the morning. Worse still, it’s a boring year for nominations with very few surprises worth talking about, especially in the biggest categories. Leading the way was La La Land with 14 nominations, tying the record. More...

2016 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Nominations

January 11th, 2017

La La Land

The BAFTA nominations were announced and it should come as no surprise what film lead the way... La La Land with 11 nominations, Nocturnal Animals and Arrival are tied for second with nine nominations a piece. More...

2016 - Awards Season: SAG - Nominations

December 14th, 2016

Manchester by the Sea

The Screen Actors Guild were the third group to announce their nominations for this awards season. So far there have been three different films earning the most nominations. This could mean the Oscar race will be a lot closer than in past years. This time around Manchester by the Sea led the way with four nominations. More...

2016 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 12th, 2016

La La Land

The Golden Globes nominations were announced and we are starting to see a few names pop up over and over again. La La Land led the way with seven nominations, but Moonlight was right behind with six and Manchester by the Sea earned five. You will be hearing those three names over and over and over again this Awards Season. More...

All Acting Credits

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
7/20/2018 Alita: Battle Angel Vector  $0 $0 $0
12/25/2016 Hidden Figures Jim Johnson  $169,387,004 $62,193,569 $231,580,573
10/21/2016 Moonlight   $27,854,931 $37,484,225 $65,339,156
9/9/2016 Kicks Marlon  $150,191 $0 $150,191
6/24/2016 Free State of Jones Moses Washington  $20,810,036 $2,342,026 $23,152,062
11/20/2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Boggs  $281,723,902 $368,799,525 $650,523,427
11/21/2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Boggs  $337,135,885 $429,516,403 $766,652,288
3/29/2013 The Place Beyond the Pines Kofi  $21,403,519 $25,607,930 $47,011,449
12/25/2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Tizzy  $127,509,326 $202,122,632 $329,631,958
Movies: 9Totals:$985,974,794$1,128,066,310$2,114,041,104

Supporting Roles

Box Office
Box Office
Box Office
12/25/2016 Hidden Figures $515,499 3,416 $169,387,004 $231,580,573 73.1%
9/9/2016 Kicks $32,111 65 $150,191 $150,191 100.0%
6/24/2016 Free State of Jones $7,572,206 2,815 $20,810,036 $23,152,062 89.9%
11/20/2015 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 $102,665,981 4,175 $281,723,902 $650,523,427 43.3%
11/21/2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 $121,897,634 4,151 $337,135,885 $766,652,288 44.0%
3/29/2013 The Place Beyond the Pines $279,457 1,584 $21,403,519 $47,011,449 45.5%
12/25/2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button $26,853,816 2,988 $127,509,326 $329,631,958 38.7%
Movies: 7Totals:  $958,119,863$2,048,701,948 

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