Actor Ke Huy Quan’s speech went viral after he won Best Supporting Actor for “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” which also won Best Picture at the Oscars on Sunday.
Vietnamese-born Quan has been featured on the silver screen before when he played Short Round in “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” (1984) and Data in “The Goonies” (1985).
When receiving his award, Quan gave a tearful speech about his life that inspired many watching.
He said, “My journey started on a boat. 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 is the American dream!”
“Imagine that – An Oscar winner who loves America,” Singer and songwriter John Ondrasik from Five for Fighting tweeted along with many American flag emojis.
The first female NFL scout, Connie Carberg, wrote, “Love it ‘This is the American Dream’ #Oscars.”
“My first cry of the night. #KeHuyQuan is the #AmericanDream,” writer and actor Damon Gonzalez tweeted.
USA Today culture reporter Hannah Yasharoff tweeted, “u ever just sob while writing a story?”
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