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Ke Huy Quan attends the 95th Annual Academy Awards on March 12, 2023 in Hollywood, California.

Winning for his role as husband Waymond Wang that never gave up on love in Everything Everywhere All At Once, Ke Huy Quan won his first Oscar Sunday night (March 12).

Through tears, Quan reminisced on his very long journey back to the front of the camera. His first onscreen role was as a child star in 1984’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom with Harrison Ford. “My journey started on a boat,” the Vietnamese actor said. “I spent a year in a refugee camp, and somehow, I ended up here, on Hollywood’s biggest stage.”

As we previously reported, the Goonies actor struggled to find onscreen work as an Asian-American actor for decades. He transitioned into stunt coordination and almost gave up on acting entirely before receiving the script for Everything Everywhere. But that’s all changed following the A24 film. Quan said in his speech, “They say stories like this only happen in the movies. I cannot believe it’s happening to me. This, this is the American dream!”

Quan concluded his tearful speech with some inspiration for those who are struggling to follow their dreams. “One day my time will come,” he said. “Dreams are something you have to believe in — I almost gave up on mine. To everyone out there, please keep your dreams alive!”

‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ Dominates Oscar Nominations

On Tuesday, Jan. 24, Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams announced the 23 nominees for the 95th Academy Awards at 8:30 a.m. ET. The presentation took place at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The Banshees of Inisherin, Elvis, Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Fabelmans, Tár and Top Gun: Maverick dominated nominations, with Everything Everywhere All at Once leading the nominations with 11.

In a big surprise, Fayetteville native Brian Tyree Henry received his first Oscar nomination. He was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Causeway.”

The 95th Oscars will take place Sunday, March 12 at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood with host Jimmy Kimmel. This will be Kimmel’s third time hosting, having hosted the Oscars in both 2017 and 2018. Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner of White Cherry Entertainment are serving as executive producers and showrunners, with Weiss also directing the show for the eighth consecutive year. The awards can be watched live on ABC and televised in over 200 territories worldwide.

See the full list of nominations below: