The 2023 awards season is officially in full swing, kicking off last night with the 80th annual Golden Globe Awards.
Hosted by Jerrod Carmichael, this year’s ceremony marked the return of the awards after NBC declined to broadcast the 2022 awards following an investigation into the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Ke Huy Quan took home the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his work as Waymond Wang in Everything everywhere at once. The role has earned him critical acclaim and marks his triumphant return to acting.
If you don’t know, Ke was a child actor, probably best known for playing Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in 1984 and Data in the goonies in 1985.
After starring in a few other movies, Ke was forced to retire from acting due to the limited number of roles for Asian actors.
while promoting Everything everywhere at oncespoke about his comeback, telling GQ: “I saw my fellow Asian actors on screen [in Crazy Rich Asians], and I had serious FOMO because I wanted to be there with them. I thought about it for a long time, because I haven’t done it in 20 years, and you don’t know if people will still hug you. But when I got back in front of the camera, I realized that this was what I had been missing for all those years.”
So, as you can imagine, her acceptance speech at the 2023 Golden Globes was emotional. He even started it off by thanking Steven Spielberg, who chose him for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom almost 40 years ago.
Look at this adorable then vs. now of them too:
Like, I started crying the moment Ke started his speech.
We are all Jessica Chastain right now.
Shortly after his big win, fans, like me, took to Twitter to show their support for Ke and just get excited about this whole moment. Here are some of the best reactions:
Congratulations again Ke! Fingers crossed for another incredible moment from his 2023 Oscars acceptance speech.
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