Ke Huy Quan, during the award ceremony of Everything Everywhere All at Once as best film, was reunited with Harrison Ford, with whom he had shared the set as a child, in Indiana Jones and the temple of curses.
Last night – March 12 – Everything Everywhere All at Once has (re)written the History of the Academywinning well 7 Oscar awards among the main categories – Best Film, Director, Original Screenplay, Editing, Lead Actress (Michelle Yeoh) and Best Supporting Actor and Actress, Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis. Among awards that look more like a career recognition and others harassed by controversy and criticism, the Oscar awarded to Quan is Perhaps the film’s only accolade to have been well received. The Vietnamese-born actor moved and enthralled the audience with a long and heartfelt speech – which took place at the beginning of the ceremony -, then taking the right – and deserved – space on the stage at the announcement of the Everything Everywhere All at Once wins Best Picture. Quan, on stage at the Dolby Theater, is in fact reunited with Harrison Fordindulging in a long and liberating hug.
Ke Huy Quan – The embrace with Harrison Ford and the memory of one’s origins
Ke Huy Quan – prematurely launched into the Hollywood Olympus as a child, with I Goniees – debuted, thirty-eight years ago, ad Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – played Shorty Round. Yesterday, on stage at the Dolby Theater, he therefore reunited with Harrison Fordcalled a submit the category “best film”. The paths of the two actors had already crossed during the Award Season, but the‘liberating hug between Quan and Ford – proud to have contributed to the star’s career – capped Quan’s heyday, the undisputed winner of almost every award this season. Disappeared for years after his boyhood debut – he was only thirteen when he participated in the second chapter of the adventures of Indiana Jones – Ke Huy Quan he returned to the limelight with the extraordinary role in Everything Everywhere All at Once. A recognition that shines with revenge and dedication, exactly like the one won by Brendan Fraser per The Whale – the two stars, by a strange twist of fate, had shared the set in 1992, in the comedy My friend defrosted. Ke Huy Quan, therefore, has never forgotten his cinematic and personal origins. Eternally grateful to Steven Spielberg, he recalled – in his acceptance speech for the award for best supporting actor – his parents and his childhood lived in a refugee camp:
My journey started on a boat, then continued for a year in a refugee camp. They say stories like this are only seen in movies. And I can’t believe it happened to me. This is the American dream! My wife has spent every month of every year, for well over twenty years, telling me that this day would come sooner or later. Dreams are something to be believed in, I had almost given up on mine. I want to say to all of you out there: keep your dreams alive!
The actor then returned to the stage with the rest of the team Everything Everywhere All at Once for the “Best Picture” award, bringing to life one of the most touching moments of this swinging Oscar ceremony: thehug with Harrison Ford.
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