On Sunday night, the 94th Academy Awards ceremony took place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. One of the night’s big winners was Ke Huy Quan, who won the Oscar for best supporting actor for his performance in the movie “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
Quan, who is best known for his roles in “The Goonies” and “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” began his acceptance speech by acknowledging his 84-year-old mother, who he said was watching from home. “Mom, I just won an Oscar!” he exclaimed.
The actor, who was born in Vietnam and raised in the United States, went on to reflect on his journey to the stage. “My journey started on a boat, I spent a year in a refugee camp and, somehow, I ended up here on Hollywood’s biggest stage,” Quan said. “They say stories like this only happen in the movies. I cannot believe it’s happening to me. This… this is the American dream.”
Quan also gave a shout-out to his wife, Echo, who he said had always believed in him. “Dreams are something you have to believe in,” he said. “I almost gave up on mine. To all of you out there, please keep your dreams alive.”
Quan’s fellow nominees in the best supporting actor category included Brendan Gleeson for “The Banshees of Inisherin,” Brian Tyree Henry for “Causeway,” Judd Hirsch for “The Fabelmans,” and Barry Keoghan for “The Banshees of Inisherin.”
Overall, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” was nominated for six Oscars and won three, including best original screenplay and best original score.
In conclusion, Ke Huy Quan’s win at the Oscars for best supporting actor is a testament to his talent and hard work. His story of overcoming adversity and pursuing his dreams is an inspiration to us all.