Oscars 2023: Ke Huy Quan delivers an emotional speech as he wins the Best Supporting Actor Award for Everything Everywhere All At Once', says 'spent a year in a refugee camp & somehow I ended up here on Hollywood's biggest stage'


Ke Huy Quan has won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Quan took home the Oscar on Sunday for his critically acclaimed role as a doting husband in Everything Everywhere All at Once

“My mom is 84 years old, and she’s at home watching,” an emotional Quan said in his acceptance speech. “Mom, I just won an Oscar.” "My journey started on a boat," Quan continued. "I spent a year in a refugee camp and somehow I ended up here on Hollywood's biggest stage. They say stories like this only happen in the movies. I cannot believe it's happening to me. This, this, is the American Dream."  


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"Dreams are something you have to believe in," he said. "I almost gave up on mine. To all of you out there, please keep your dreams alive. Thank you, thank you so much for welcoming me back. I love you. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

For the unversed, Quan, who is Chinese Vietnamese, is the second actor of Asian descent to ever win in his category. The first was Haing Ngor, a Chinese Cambodian refugee, who won for his role in the 1984 drama The Killing Fields.