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Ke Huy Quan Thanks Directors Who Created Opportunities For Him During Moving Golden Globes Speech

The 80th Golden Globes have kicked off at the Beverly Hilton with actor Ke Huy Quan accepting the first award of the night!

He won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Everything Everywhere All At Once, leaving everyone in tears:

“I was raised to never forget where I came from and to always remember who gave me my first opportunity,” he begins, visibly emotional.

“I am so happy to see Steven Spielberg here tonight,” he adds, with the director in the audience cheering Quan on. (Speilberg gave Quan his first role back in 1984!)


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“When I started my career as a child actor in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, I felt so very lucky to have been chosen. As I grew older, I started to wonder if that was it? If that was just luck? … Thankfully more than 30 years later, two guys thought of me. They remembered that kid and they gave me an opportunity to try again.”

Those two guys he speaks of? Directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Schienert, who were also teary (but no doubt happy!) watching on.

He also thanked his wife who “never stopped believing in him.”

Quan recently shared with The Hollywood Reporter that he left the industry after being a child actor due to a lack of roles for Asian actors. Now he’s back and he’s already won a Golden Globe as well as the Best Actor award at the 2022 New York Film Critics Circle Award.

Perhaps an Oscar may be on the cards?

You can check out the full list of winners HERE.

(Feature Image Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

Nehal is an award-winning news presenter, author of "A Kids Book About Kindness Online" and founder of CelebrityKind. She has dedicated her career to creating connected and healthy spaces in the media. When she's not writing, you'll find Nehal hanging with family, dancing to Beyoncé, interpreting Taylor Swift lyrics or watching old eps of Oprah.

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