The American actor, Ki Hyo Kwan, could not control himself while receiving the Academy Award, Sunday, March 12, 2023, and he cried profusely; Because his dream of winning the prestigious cinematic award has come true, he addresses his elderly mother in front of the audience, rejoicing at the achievement he has achieved.
With his masterful performance in the movie “Everything, Everywhere at Once”, Kwan was an odds-on favorite to win Best Supporting Actor – and he did! His victory proved that expectations were right on target.
With Brendan Gleeson, Barry Keoghan, Brian Tyree Henry and Judd Hirsch all vying for the prize, Kwan emerged triumphant due to his exemplary accomplishments with “Everything, Everywhere at the Same Time” during Hollywood’s awards season. From there he secured an impressive plethora of accolades that ultimately solidified this victory.
Happiness seemed to overwhelm Kwan as he received the Academy Award, and he addressed touching words to the audience while crying, saying: “My mother is 84 years old, and she is watching (the party) at home, Mom, you just won an Oscar!”
Kwan added, “My journey started on a boat, I spent a year in a refugee camp, and somehow I ended up here, in the biggest theater in Hollywood. They said this only happens in movies. I can’t believe this happens to me. This is the American dream.” The need for a person to stick to his dream.
Kwan is of Vietnamese descent, and played the role of the husband of “Evelyn”, the heroine of the movie “Everything, Everywhere at the same time”, and winning for him constitutes a resounding response, after Kwan was forced in the nineties of the last century to suspend his acting career in light of the lack of roles in Hollywood. For representatives of Asian descent.
Cinema audiences were first introduced to this actor when he was 12 years old in the movie “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”.
The Academy Award for Best Actress went to Michelle Yeoh for “Everything… Everywhere at the Same Time.” In the film, she plays a Chinese-American laundry owner who is in a family crisis, thus becoming Yeoh the first Asian woman to win in this category.
The film is about a Chinese-American family working out their problems in multiple universes. The film won seven awards in total, including three out of four acting awards for stars Michelle Yeoh, Ki-Hui-kwan and Jamie Lee Curtis.
Everything, Everywhere at the Same Time was an unlikely winner. Kung Fu Adventures is full of oddities, such as sausage-fingered people and a chef who moves a raccoon from under his hat. Round plastic eyes and a giant cake also play pivotal roles.
The dominance of Asians in the film crew was very symbolic in Hollywood, which has been facing criticism for years due to its lack of diversity.
In addition to sweeping “Everything, Everywhere at the Same Time,” which also won two Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adaptation, the German film “Al Quiet on the Western Front” imposed itself by winning four Academy Awards.