Ke Huy Quan gives an animated acceptance speech at the Gotham Awards

Everything everywhere, all at once He won the jackpot at the Gotham Awards last night. But, Ke Huy Quan also won for his supporting role and made everyone sob with his words. Variety posted the clip to Twitter and more people got to hear those heartfelt words. “Wow, this is unbelievable,” Quan said tearfully. “At this time last year, all I could wish for was just a job. And just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, it was. What an incredible honor.” It was clear that he was emotional for the movie’s supporting star. And basically thanks to anyone who had a hand in this photo. It’s hard not to feel good about him after such a hit has come a long way. Check out the full speech in the tweet below or read it here.

“Thank you very much. Thank you to everyone at A24 who helped us make and market this movie. Thank you Layline Entertainment. Thank you AGBO, Joe and Anthony Russo,” he continued. “There is no Waymond without Evelyn. So thank you so much to Michelle Yeoh for sharing this amazing journey with me. Thank you to Jamie Lee Curtis for helping me find my confidence when I needed it most. Or of course, thank you to the entire cast and crew. I feel so fortunate to be part of this family.”

“Often, it’s in independent films where actors who wouldn’t get another chance get their chance. I was that actor. There were weird but insanely talented guys who came up with this little movie. They said the three words every actor so passionately wants to hear.” We want you. For the first time in a long time, I was given a second chance. For that, I owe it all to them. I shout out a huge thank you to Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, and our producer Jonathan Wang. If it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t be here today. Finally, thanks to everyone who watched our movie. Once, twice, three times. The most I’ve heard is 16 times! Thank you very much.”

How did this comeback begin?

Speaking to Patrick Cavanaugh of, the actor explained how he sees it Crazy Rich Asians It sparked his desire to get back in front of the camera.

“I’m grateful we’re here now. I’m hopeful, and I’m hopeful for where things are going, but there’s still a lot of work to do. It’s not moving as fast as we all hope it is, but it’s okay because all sustainable improvements happen incrementally.” But yeah, it was this movie that emboldened me to pursue acting again. Now, I mean, with that question, I really…now I gotta think, all if? Maybe in a different universe, that was not the movie coming out, I might not go back to acting anymore.”

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