Oscar winner Ke Huy Quan said winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is a great example of the American Dream being fully realized.
“My mom is 84 years old and she’s at home watching,” Quan began tearfully from the stage Sunday night. “Mom, I just won an Oscar!”
“My journey started on a boat,” the Vietnam-born actor 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!”
“Mom, I just won an Oscar!”
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Ke Huy Quan’s acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actor hit us right in the feels. pic.twitter.com/CzHuHU45Ip
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