Mahershala Ali on Winning an Oscar

>> Jimmy: HOW ARE YOU DOING? CONGRATULATIONS. >> THANK YOU. >> Jimmy: I WAS VERY HAPPY FOR YOU. WE WERE TALKING LAST NIGHT. WE RAN INTO EACH OTHER SO MANY TIMES. I THINK I SPENT MORE TIME WITH YOU LAST NIGHT THAN MY WIFE. >> WE WERE HANGING OUT, YEAH. >> Jimmy: HOW'S EVERYTHING? YOU'RE FEELING -- >> GOOD. >> Jimmy: HOW ARE YOU FEELING THE DAY AFTER? >> I'M A SPECIAL KIND OF TIRED, MAN. >> Jimmy: YOU ARE. >> YEAH, YEAH. YOU HAD THE TOUGH JOB. YOU WERE ON YOUR FEET THE WHOLE TIME. >> Jimmy: IN A WAY YOU HAD THE TOUGHER JOB, NOT ONLY DID YOU GET AN OSCAR, YOU GOT A NEW BABY THIS WEEK. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] YOU HAVE A 5-DAY-OLD BABY. WHICH IS REALLY GREAT. DID YOU GET ANY SLEEP LAST NIGHT? >> YOU KNOW -- MY DAUGHTER, 4 DAYS OLD. YOU KNOW, SHE KNEW DADDY WAS TIRED. SO SHE LET ME SLEEP. >> Jimmy: SHE'S GOOD ALREADY. >> SHE SLEPT FOR FOUR STRAIGHT HOURS, YOU KNOW? WOKE UP, FED, WENT BACK TO SLEEP. I WAS ABLE TO SLEEP. >> Jimmy: HAS SHE SEEN THIS LITTLE GUY YET? >> ON TV. THEY WATCHED IT TOGETHER, MY WIFE AND SOME FAMILY, AT THE HOUSE TOGETHER WATCHING IT. >> Jimmy: YOU MENTIONED YOUR GRANDMOTHER IN YOUR SPEECH LAST NIGHT. >> YES. >> Jimmy: WHICH IS VERY SWEET. HAVE YOU TAKEN TO HER? >> I HAVEN'T SPOKEN TO HER TODAY. BUT FUNNY THING. I WAS IN AUSTIN, TEXAS, WHEN I GOT THE CALL THAT I WAS NOMINATED. AND THEY'RE TWO HOURS AHEAD. MY GRANDMOTHER LIVES IN THE BAY AREA. 5:30 IN THE MORNING IN THE BAY AREA. AND I WAS ON MY WAY -- ABOUT TO GO TO WORK. I SAID, I GOT TO CALL MY GRANDMOTHER, OTHERWISE I WON'T TALK TO HER. I CALL HER. SHE'S DEAD ASLEEP. SHE GOES TO BED REALLY LATE. HEY, GRANDMA, IT'S MAHERSHALA. SHE GOES, HELLO, HELLO, HELLO? I GO, EVERYTHING'S OKAY, EVERYTHING'S GOOD, I KNOW IT'S REALLY EARLY, I'M JUST CALLING TO TELL YOU SOMETHING, GOT TO TELL YOU SOMETHING, YEAH, YEAH, OKAY, OKAY. SHE'S TRYING TO WAKE UP. I SAID, GRANDMA. I GOT NOMINATED FOR AN OSCAR! SHE GOES -- SHE'S IN THE HOSPITAL? AND I SAID, NO, GRANDMA, I GOT NOMINATED FOR AN OSCAR! WHO'S OSCAR? [ LAUGHTER ] I SAID, I GOT NOMINATED FOR AN OSCAR FOR "MOONLIGHT"! OH -- YOU STILL IN TEXAS? [ LAUGHTER ] [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] >> Jimmy: MAYBE YOU'D BE BETTER OFF TEXTING WITH HER. >> YEAH, EXACTLY. I CALLED HER LATER THAT NIGHT. REALLY LATE. SHE WAS AWAKE. >> Jimmy: AND SHE WAS AWAKE. >> SHE GOT IT. SHE WAS SO EXCITED. >> DID SHE WATCH YOU LAST NIGHT? >> I KNOW ALL MY FAMILY DID. I JUST HAVEN'T HAD A SECOND TO TALK TO THEM. >> Jimmy: GET A MILLION CALLS AND E-MAILS AND TEXTS? >> I HAVE ABOUT 700 E-MAILS, TEXTS -- >> Jimmy: KILL A MILLION BIRDS TO ONE STONE AND SAY SOMETHING TO YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS RIGHT NOW. PUT ON IT A VIDEO. GO AHEAD, RIGHT THERE. >> ALL MY FOLKS AT HOME IN THE BAY AREA, MY FAMILY IN NORTH CAROLINA, CHICAGO, PHILLY, LOVE YOU ALL, AND REALLY APPRECIATE AND IT MISS YOU. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] >> Jimmy: LOOK AT THAT.

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