February 8, 2023

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Kay Hui Kwan won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor

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Kay Hui Kwan won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in “Everything Everywhere All at Once”.

The first-time Golden Globe nominee was emotional as she took the stage, thanking her “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” director Steven Spielberg.

“I was raised to never forget where I came from and to remember who gave me my first chance. I’m so happy to see Steven Spielberg here tonight,” Kwan said. “When I started my career as a child actor in ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’, I felt very lucky to have been selected. As I grew older, I began to wonder what it was, if it was just luck. For so many years, I was afraid that I had nothing left to give. No matter what I do, I will never surpass what I achieved as a child. Fortunately, more than 30 years later, two people thought of me. They remembered that kid and they gave me a chance to try again.”

Kwan continued, “Everything that has happened since then has been incredible. [‘Everything Everywhere’ directors] Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, thank you, so much for helping me find my answer. You have given me more than I could ever hope for.”

This is Kwan’s first performance to be nominated and win at the Globes, and he is the second actor of Asian descent to win a Globe for Supporting Actor (the first being Haying S. Engar for his role in “The Killing Fields”). Cowan, who began his acting career playing Data in “Goonies” and the short-lived “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,” was also nominated along with his cast mates Michelle Yeoh and Jamie Lee Curtis. Directors Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan received triple nominations for direction, screenplay and best picture.

Kwan’s role in “EEAAO” as Waymond Wang drew a firestorm of positive reviews for his performance. With Yeoh playing the sweet husband to Evelyn, the two run a laundromat together in Daniels’ wild multiverse.

The actor has garnered a lot of recognition for his part in A24 and has already taken home hardware from Gotham Awards, National Society of Film Critics, Los Angeles Film Critics Association and New York Film Critics Circle.

Later, Kwan would appear in “The Electric State” and Marvel’s “Loki.”

Watch his speech below.

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