Ke Huy Quan, a Vietnam-born American actor, won Best Supporting Actor at Golden Globes 2023 for his role in the comedy-drama movie “Everything Everywhere All At Once.”
The 80th annual Golden Globe Awards held in Los Angeles on January 11 has found the true owners for this year’s Golden Globes. And Ke Huy Quan was named Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his performance in “Everything Everywhere All At Once” at the Golden Globes this year.
Ke Huy Quan plays Waymond Wang in Everything Everywhere All at Once. He is the adoring husband of Evelyn Wang (Michelle Yeoh), who is heartbroken to be seeking a divorce since he feels his marriage has become stale. However, in the universe, Waymond is changed from a mild-mannered co-owner of a laundromat to a skilled and lethal martial artist desperate to save the planet.
Quan is the first actor of Asian heritage to win in his category in almost 40 years; the previous one was Haing S. Ngor in 1985 for his performance in “The Killing Fields.” He defeated Brad Pitt for “Babylon,” Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan, who were each nominated for their parts in “The Banshees of Inisherin,” and Eddie Redmayne for “The Good Nurse.”
Ke Huy Quan made his acting debut in the 1984 movie “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” playing Harrison Ford’s sidekick Short Round. He said he was grateful to Steven Spielberg for having faith in him as an adult.
“I was raised to never forget where I came from and to always remember who gave me my first opportunity,” the actor remarked. “Steven Spielberg being present tonight makes me incredibly delighted. I was really grateful to have been picked when I began my acting career as a kid actor in “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.” As I got older, I began to question whether or not that was just luck.”
One of the most intriguing stories of the season is Quan’s 40-year comeback. Quan acted in The Goonies and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom as a child in the 1980s, but he later struggled to obtain work in Hollywood as an Asian actor. Quan instead established a career in the film industry working behind the scenes as a stunt coordinator and assistant director.
However, Ke Huy Quan found new optimism for career chances in Hollywood with the release of Crazy Rich Asians in 2018, which starred his future co-star Yeoh. He then resumed acting when director Daniel Kwan and writer Daniel Scheinert cast him in Everything Everywhere All at Once.
For his work in the A24 film, the actor has received a lot of praise and has already won prizes from the Gotham Awards, National Society of Film Critics, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and New York Film Critics Circle. Ke Huy Quan will next be seen in Marvel’s “Loki” and “The Electric State.”