• 'The Project's Waleed Aly was crowned 2016's Gold Logie winner on Sunday night (Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
'The Project' host left Logies watchers with the biggest mystery of the night after he mentioned - but chose not to properly identify - a "Mustafa" in his acceptance speech.
By
Bianca Soldani

9 May 2016 - 12:48 PM  UPDATED 10 May 2016 - 8:09 AM

Waleed Aly is Australia's newest Gold Logie winner and the very first non-white person to take out the top gong.

Diversity in the television industry is an issue that most certainly needs to be addressed as illustrated by the below images of the past 30 Gold Logie winners and these "six reasons why Waleed should not win".

The man himself touched on the subject during his much applauded acceptance speech which he opened by saying:

"Do not adjust your sets, there's nothing wrong with the picture - if you're in the room I'm sure there's an Instagram filter you can use to return things to normal."

The funnyman, academic and host of The Project later went on to recount an incident where a person came up to him and said he changed his name in order to look more employable.

As Waleed recounts: "Someone who is in this room came up to me and introduced themselves and said to me, 'I really hope you win, my name is Mustafa but I can't use that name because I won't get a job'."

Waleed didn't want to reveal the name the man uses as an alternative but said he works in the television industry and was in attendance on the night.

The wake of such mystery left the Twitter-sphere (and pretty much everyone else) wondering who he could be.

There have been some rather commendable guesses:

Some actual reflection and words of encouragement:

This very truthful statement:

And of course, the inevitable argument against:

So who is he?

Waleed ended his speech by dedicating his award "To Dimitri and Mustafa and to everyone else with an unpronounceable name like I don't know, Waleed".

And this afternoon the real Mustafa identified himself as Here Come the Habibs actor, Tyler De Nawi.

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