On Oscar night 2023, Ke Huy Quan triumphed in the category of Best Supporting Actor for his role in the acclaimed film Everything everywhere at the same time, where he embodies various multiversal versions of the same character; that is to say, Waymond, the tender and clueless husband of the protagonist Evelyn (Michelle Yeoh).
Within the shortlist, Quan was competing against Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan, for the spirits of the island; Brian Tyree Henry, for resurfaceand Judd Hirsch, for The Fabelmans.
In his moving acceptance speech, the award-winning actor first yelled, “Mom, I just won an Oscar!” He then went on to thank his family and his costars from Everything everywhere at the same timeJamie Lee Curtis (who minutes later won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress) and Michelle Yeoh.
“My journey began on a boat. I spent a year in a refugee camp and somehow ended up here on the biggest stage in Hollywood,” Quan said emotionally. They say that stories like this only happen in the movies. I can’t believe this is happening to me. It’s the American dream!”
The winner also gave fair mention to his wife Echo Quan, “the love of my life” and whom he perceives as his greatest source of motivation.
“Month after month, year after year for two decades, [mi esposa] He told me that one day my time would come. Dreams are something you have to believe in. I almost gave up mine,” she added. “To all of you out there, please keep your dreams alive. Thank you, thank you very much for welcoming me back. I love them!”
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Ke Huy Quan is the first comedian of Vietnamese origin to win an Oscar in any of the acting categories. Just last month, he became the first Asian performer to win the Best Supporting Actor at the SAG Awards for the same film from directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert.
Thanks to Everything everywhere at the same timeQuan has also been the recipient of the Critics Choice Award, the Golden Globe and more than fifty awards.
Prior to his big return to the big screen, the fifty-year-old comedian was best remembered for memorable projects he starred in at a young age. stand out the goonies (1985) and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984).
Antonio G. Spindola I have very bad memory. Out of solidarity with my memories, I choose to lose myself too. Preferably in a movie theater.