Since the film festival circuits opened, the industry is flooded with some stellar artistic work. There has been an influx of great storytelling and enthralling visual pieces that came out of these festivals. One of the films is ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’. This Ke Huy Quan starrer has become an awards season darling. Now, the actor and film have created history at the SAG Awards 2023.
The 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards night was a star-studded affair with many television series and films getting acknowledged. However, the Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert directorial swept the most accolades during the night. The film won in the four major categories which boosted the chances of the film being a front-runner for the Academy Awards. However, the key moment of the night was when Ke Huy Quan won the ‘Best Performance By A Male Actor In A Supporting Role’.
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Ke Huy Quan Became The First Asian Male Actor To Win The SAG Award
‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ defined the Screen Actors Guild Awards night. The film won four awards during the night sweeping almost all the awards for the night. Michelle Yeoh won the award for ‘Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor In A Leading Role’.
In her speech, she recognized other female fellow nominees calling them “titans”. In her speech, she said, “I think if I speak, my heart will explode”. She continued, “This is not just for me, this is for every girl who looks like me. Thank you for giving me a seat at the table”.
However, it was Ke Huy Quan who stole the show. The actor has been around the industry for a long time, but he stepped away from his career. You may know him from ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’ and ‘The Goonies’.
Nevertheless, Quan has made a stellar comeback and on top of that, he has created history at the SAG Awards 2023. He became the first Asian male actor to have won an award in the films category.
In his winning speech, he said, “This moment no longer belongs to me, it also belongs to everyone who has asked for a change”. He then reasoned why he stepped away from the spotlight. The actor said, “When I stepped away from acting it was because there were so few opportunities”.
He recognized other nominees of Asian descent saying, “The landscape looks so different now than before. So thank you so much to everyone in this room who contributed to these changes”. He becomes the second Asian actor, in both the films and television category, after Lee Jung-jae from ‘Squid Games’ won the award for best male actor in a drama series last year.
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The Actor Admitted That He Cries A Lot After ‘Everything Everywhere All Once’ Became Successful
It is overwhelming when the fruits of your labor are ripe. Late, but it has done wonders for Ke Huy Quan. The actor is basked in the glory of his indelible performance as Waymond Wang in ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’. However, the struggle to come to this position has not been easy.
After appearing in a few films, he quit acting due to the lack of representation for Asian Americans. He turned to behind-the-scenes work after graduating from the University of Southern California.
Now, the comeback has led to many successes for the actor. In an interview with Associated Press(AP), he said that he is overwhelmed by emotions.
He said, “I didn’t think this day would come. It was a day I wanted for so long, for decades. And it’s finally here. When you have a dream and you kind of bury it because you think it won’t come true, to see it finally come true is incredible”. Quan admitted that he cries a lot due to the success, recognition, and accolades.
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