Ke Huy Quan Dropped the Most Wholesome Shoutout to His Mom at the Oscars

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( Ke Huy Quan, whether as the actor himself or as Waymond Wang, has said so many things worth keeping in our hearts following the success of the Everything Everywhere All at Once film that we've lost track. Yet among all the quotes we've gotten from him, who'd have thought the biggest hit we'd get would be something as simple as a shoutout to his mom? Granted, it was during his Oscars "Thank you" speech, of course.  

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Quan won the Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in Everything Everywhere All at Once at the 95th Academy Awards on March 18, PH time. He started out his speech by saying that his 84-year-old mother was watching at home, then greeted her with an epic “Mom, I just won an Oscar!”. 

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If his mom could magnetize his Oscar's trophy to the ref, we're sure she would. He also thanked his mother for the sacrifices she made to get him to where he is now in his speech. 

Looking at Quan's journey from a Vietnamese refugee to a child star in the '80s (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, The Goonies) and finally, Michelle Yeoh's pure-hearted husband in Everything Everywhere, it makes Quan's well-deserved win all the sweeter.

"My journey started on a boat. I spent a year in a refugee camp. And somehow, I ended up here on Hollywood’s biggest stage," said the 51-year-old actor.  Quan has spoken up about stepping away from the limelight and working more in the silver screen's background because of a lack of opportunities for Asian actors. 

"They say stories like this only happen the movies. I cannot believe it’s happening to me. This—this is the American dream!"

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And in true Waymond fashion, or really, just as Quan, he reminds us that "Dreams are something you have to believe in. I almost gave up on mine. To all of you out there, please keep your dreams alive." 

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