Ke Huy Quan's Emotional Hug With Harrison Ford After Oscar Win Had 'Indiana Jones' In Tears
Indy and Short Round from 1984's Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom joyously embraced on stage at the Dolby Theater on Sunday night–a reunion many fans had hoped for.
Presenting the award for Best Picture at the end of the night was legendary actor Harrison Ford–who played Indiana Jones in the popular eponymous movie franchise beginning in the 1980s.
In the sequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark, Ford starred alongside Ke Huy Quan–who was then a 12-year-old actor playing Indy's sidekick Short Round.
Everything Everywhere All at Once won seven Oscars at the 95th annual Academy Awards. The 2022 absurdist comedy-drama film nabbed historic wins for Best Actress Michelle Yeoh and Best Supporting Actor Ke Huy Quan.
Then the last award of the night was presented by Ford to Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Following the announcement, the former co-stars gave each other an emotional bear hug as Everything's cast and creatives assembled on stage.
You can watch the moment here:
Here's another view.
Social media users wanted to highlight the significance of this epic reunion.
Another of Ford's former co-stars —Mark Hamill—also appreciated the moment's significance.
It inspired a trip down memory lane.
Fans also gave a shout out to Steven Spielberg–who directed the Indiana Jones films–who was looking on and applauding from the audience.
The internet got emotional over the reunion.
In September, Quan and Ford ran into each other at Disney's D23 fan event and snapped a photo together that brought all the feels.
But the video of the reunion at the Oscars might have just topped that viral photo.
Quan–who is Chinese Vietnamese–took a break from acting in the early 2000s for roughly 20 years after becoming a child star in films like Temple of Doom, The Goonies and a brief appearance in Encino Man due to the lack of roles for Asians.
He was inspired to return to Hollywood after witnessing the representation in 2018's commercially successful rom-com Crazy Rich Asians.
His Oscar win for playing a devoted husband and business owner of a laundromat opposite Michelle Yeoh–who also won an Oscar for Best Actress on Sunday–marks the second time that an actor of Asian descent won in the Supporting Actor category.
You can see Quan's own acceptance speech here:
"My mom is 84 years old, and she's at home watching," Quan said in his acceptance speech, adding, "Mom, I just won an Oscar!"
"My journey started on a boat," he continued.
"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, this, is the American Dream."
And speaking of dreams, he had more to say on the topic and imparted encouraging words.
"Dreams are something you have to believe in. I almost gave up on mine," he said.
"To all of you out there, please keep your dreams alive. Thank you, thank you so much for welcoming me back. I love you. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
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