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Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali or Dev Patel?

Mahershala Ali and Dev Patel are both up for Best Supporting Actor at the Academy Awards. Ali is considered the frontrunner for his lauded performance in "Moonlight"; he won the SAG award and many other accolades throughout the awards season. But Patel might be the dark horse that could upset Ali. Patel won the BAFTA award for Best Supporting Actor for his highly-praised, real-life role in "Lion." Who will win? 🎥🌟🏆

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Some experts believe Michael Shannon in "Nocturnal Animals" and Jeff Bridges in "Hell or High Water" could also upset. But many films buffs love the idea of Ali and Patel in a stiff competition. While Ali has been the frontrunner to win all season long, others don't mind Patel as an alternative winner. 

Both gave excellent performances, and both are first-time nominees on the rise. Either win will set well with some moviegoers.

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Ali's performance in "Moonlight" is beloved. And now with the SAG Award to his name, many believe the Oscar belongs to him.

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Ali plays Juan, a gentle and caring drug dealer who becomes a father figure to young boy struggling with his sexuality and his harsh environment around him.

Watch this clip below, and see why critics have been raving.

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Patel has been on film experts' radar. He could sneak in and win that Oscar—especially after winning the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor. He is Ali's biggest threat. 

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Patel plays Saroo Brierley—a young man who searches for the family he lost in India as a child—before being adopted by an Australian family.

Watch the trailer to "Lion," and see how Patel's performance has moved people.

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Moviegoers are expecting for Ali to win.

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But Patel could make history with his touching performance. 

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Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali or Dev Patel?
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A festive crown for the winner
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