Nearly 40 years after first appearing on the big screen with “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” Ke Huy Quan has been recognized for his work with a nomination for Oscar.
The 51-year-old interpreter is now competing for one of the golden statuettes in the Best Supporting Actor category for his role in “Everything Everywhere All at Once”, a science fiction film that has shaken up the awards season with 11 Academy Award nominations.
It is not the first time that Ke Huy Quan has been recognized for the role of Waymond Wang, the kind-hearted and somewhat naive husband of the film’s protagonist, played by fellow nominee Michelle Yeoh.
Recognition came at the Golden Globes at the beginning of January, where he gave an emotional speech where he recalled his fear of being left out of Hollywood forever:
“When I started my career as a child actor on ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,’ I felt so lucky to be cast. And growing up, I began to wonder if that was it. For many years, I was afraid that I had nothing more to offer, that I would never surpass what I achieved as a child. Fortunately, more than 30 years later, two guys thought of me. They remembered that child, and gave me the chance to try again.”, stated the actor.
Quan will compete with Brian Tyree Henry of “Causeway”; Judd Hirsch of “The Fabelmans”; Brendan Gleeson from “Banshees on Inisherin” and Barry Keoghan from “Banshees of Inisherin.”
In addition to the Quan nomination, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” has been nominated for Best Picture, Best Director (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), Best Actress (Michelle Yeoh) and Best Actress (Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu). ).
The Oscar ceremony will take place on March 12.