Oscar Winning Actor in Fort Smith for Popular TV Show


HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 26: Actor Mahershala Ali, winner of Best Supporting Actor for ‘Moonlight’ poses in the press room during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFTA) — An Academy Award winning actor was in Fort Smith filming a popular TV series.

The Fort Smith Police Department announced that Mahershala Ali was in Fort Smith to film scenes for HBO’s True Detective.

“If you see him or any of the crew around, show that our city is truly ‘where life is worth living,” the announcement states.

The True Detective production also did extensive filming in Fayetteville and other Northwest Arkansas locations.

Ali won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in February 2017 for his performance in Moonlight.

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