‘Everything Everywhere’ Star Ke Huy Quan Gives Emotional Speech After Winning Oscar for Best Supporting Actor

This next category honors the supporting stars (because every main character needs a badass sidekick).

Tonight, the 95th annual Academy Awards took place in Los Angeles. During the ceremony, Ke Huy Quan won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for Everything Everywhere All at Once.

When he accepted the award, Quan gave a heartfelt speech that brought the audience to tears. “My mom is 84 years old, and she's at home watching. Mom, I just won an Oscar!” He added, “This! This is the American dream.”

He beat out fellow nominees Brendan Gleeson for The Banshees of Inisherin, Brian Tyree Henry for Causeway, Judd Hirsch for The Fabelmans and Barry Keoghan for The Banshees of Inisherin.

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The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor has been around since the 9th annual ceremony in 1937. Last year, Troy Kotsur won the Oscar for CODA. He was up against Kodi Smit-McPhee for The Power of the Dog, Ciarán Hinds for Belfast, Jesse Plemons for The Power of the Dog and J.K. Simmons for Being the Ricardos.

Other previous winners include Daniel Kaluuya for Judas and the Black Messiah, Mahershala Ali for Green Book and Moonlight, Sam Rockwell for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Mark Rylance for Bridge of Spies, J. K. Simmons for Whiplash, Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club, Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained, Christopher Plummer for Beginners and Christian Bale for The Fighter.

Walter Brennan (Come and Get It) received the first-ever award in this category and currently holds the record for most wins (three). He’s followed by a seven-way tie between Ali, Waltz, Michael Caine, Melvyn Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Jason Robards and Peter Ustinov.

We can’t wait for the after-party.

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