Critics Choice Awards: Ke Huy Quan's emotional reaction to Supporting Actor win takes Internet by storm

Critics Choice Awards: Ke Huy Quan's emotional reaction to Supporting Actor win takes Internet by storm
Ke Huy Quan, won the Best Supporting Actor award for 'Everything Everywhere All at Once' at Critics Choice Awards 2023 (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Ke Huy Quan seems to be on a roll as he recently won the Golden Globe for best supporting actor for his performance in 'Everything Everywhere All at Once', and now has bagged the same category award at the 28th Critics Choice Awards. Speaking of the Critics Choice Awards 2023, Chelsea Handler is hosting the 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards live on The CW from the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles. 

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In case, you haven't watched 'Everything Everywhere All at Once', it is an absurdist comedy-drama film written and directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. The film has received universal acclaim for its imagination, visual effects, costume design, humor, direction, editing, and handling of themes such as existentialism, generational trauma, nihilism, absurdism, and Asian-American identity. The performances (particularly those of Michelle Yeoh, Quan, Stephanie Hsu, and Jamie Lee Curtis) have also received ubiquitous praise, with many critics calling them among the best of the year. Read more to find out Ke Huy Quan's reaction after winning the award. 

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Ke Huy Quan could barely hold back the tears at the 28th Critics Choice Awards. Ke Huy Quan picked up the Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in 'Everything Everywhere All At Once' and he was overcome with emotion as he made his way to the stage.

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“Wow. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Okay. Who I am going to try real hard to not cry tonight,” Ke Huy Quan began his speech. “Ever since our movie came out, everyone has shown me so much kindness that it’s hard not to get emotional. I’m so, so nervous. This is so unexpected.”

He continued, “You know. When I think about it, my comeback story could have been very, very different had it not been for the critics and the journalists. I was bracing for a different reaction but because of your generosity, I was welcomed back with so much positivity. You have not only helped audiences find our little movie but you’ve also helped audiences to remember who I am. And for that, for that, I am so, so grateful to you,”

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He skipped on to thanking his co-stars saying, “Thank you so, so much to the Critics Choice association. Thank you to Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Lee Curtis, Stephanie Hsu, and the entire family. Lastly, thank you to everyone who has reached out. Your messages, your comments. Getting to meet some of you in person means the world to me. I did not realize how much I have missed you. Thank you. Thank you so much.”

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The other nominees were Paul Dano for 'The Fabelmans', Brendan Gleeson for 'The Banshees of Inisherin', Judd Hirsch for 'The Fabelmans', Barry Keoghan for 'The Banshees of Inisherin' and lastly, Brian Tyree Henry for 'Causeway'.

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