Ke Huy Quan, who stars in “Everything, Everywhere, All at Once,” has responded to the news that he has been nominated for an Oscar for the first time by calling the award “a great honor.”
“It gives one a fantastic feeling. Watching the Oscars is always a highlight of my year. After the announcement of the nominees for the 2023 Academy Awards on Tuesday, he appeared on “Good Morning America” and said, “that fantasy just existed in my vision.” He remarked that he had been imagining what it would be like to be in the room every year.”
“So for this to be really happening, I am delighted,” said Quan, who is up for the award for best-supporting actor for his portrayal of Waymond Wang. “So for this to be actually happening, I am ecstatic.” “This is the highest award.”
His early appearances as Short Round in 1984’s “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” and Data in 1985’s “The Goonies” helped pave the way for his eventual nomination for an Academy Award. However, it took him a long time to get there.
In spite of the fact that he was in such well-known movies, he didn’t return to acting until Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert cast him in “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
“When I stepped away, that dream, and all the dreams that I had of, you know, imagining one day of walking down the red carpet at the Oscars, those scenes dissipated and they were so distant that I didn’t think they would ever come back,” Quan recalled.
Then, he went on to say, “And so for me to be here today, to be nominated, it is so weird.” “This just goes to show that, you know, if you stay with it, dreams can come true no matter how long it takes,” the speaker said.
Quan, who played Waymond and was nominated for a Golden Globe, a BAFTA Award, and a SAG Award, said that he was “jumping up and down” at home when his name was read and that his “Everything Everywhere All at Once” family, who were watching the ceremony with him via Zoom, was “so, so, so happy” for the love that their film received. Quan won a Golden Globe and did receive noms for the BAFTA and the SAG
The film “Everything, Everywhere, All at Once” garnered the most nominations of any movie released in 2015 with 11 total nominations.
The movie stars Michelle Yeoh as Evelyn Wang, a Chinese-American immigrant who must channel parallel versions of herself to rescue the universe while being audited by the IRS, was given a nomination for the top award, which is the best picture. Yeoh plays Evelyn Wang in the film.
Additional nominations for “Everything, Everywhere, All at Once” include those for best director and best original screenplay (for the Daniels), best actress (for Yeoh), best-supporting actor (for Quan), best-supporting actress (for Jamie Lee Curtis, and Stephanie Hsu), best original score, best original song, best costume design, and best film editing. Other nominations include best-supporting actor (for Quan), best supporting actress (for Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu).