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An euphoric Ke Huy Quan star ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ after the Oscars: ‘The best day of my life’


New Oscar winner Ke Huy Quan was still reeling from his big night when he crashed the latest episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Monday.

Kimmel was in the middle of recording his post-Oscars monologue when an elated Quan surprised him by walking into the studio with his gold statuette in hand. The Oscars and late-night host pretended to be surprised when the “Everything Everywhere All at Once” star joined him onstage, while Quan pretended(?) that he hadn’t slept since winning the supporting actor award and the film got the best film of the night. before.

“Thanks thanks!” Quan said, blowing kisses to the adoring studio audience and proudly holding his Oscar up in the air.

When Kimmel welcomed him to the show and asked what he was doing there, Quan, who was wearing parts of his Oscars tux, acted confused, responding, “I’m looking for my car.”

“Wait, are you still up from the Oscars last night?” Kimmel said, continuing with the part.

“It is not like this?” Quan said, drawing laughter from the crowd.

Asked if he was tired, the actor added: “I’ll never go to sleep, Jimmy. I can’t let the best day of my life end! … Also, I was out all night with Cocaine Bear, so I’m connected.”

Throughout the 2022-23 awards season, Quan touched hearts by delivering powerful and emotional acceptance speeches about his challenging journey in Hollywood and posting selfies with his acting heroes on social media.

“Wait, I almost forgot,” Quan said before leaving Monday’s show. “Can I get one more selfie for this awards season?”

“Of course,” Kimmel said. “Why not?”

The studio audience gave Quan a standing ovation as they cheered and bounced on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” scenery.

On Sunday, Quan received the supporting actor award for his work on “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” which also picked up awards for Lead Actress (Michelle Yeoh), Supporting Actress (Jamie Lee Curtis), Editing, Directing, Screenplay. original and best image. During the ABC broadcast, Quan tearfully paid tribute to his mother and was reunited onstage with his “Indiana Jones” co-star Harrison Ford, who presented the best picture Oscar nearly 40 years after Quan made his big screen debut as a child in “The Temple of Doom.”

“They say stories like this only happen in movies,” Quan said as he accepted the supporting actor award.

“I can’t believe this is happening to me. This is the American dream. …Dreams are something you have to believe in. I almost gave up on mine. To all of you: please keep your dreams alive.”

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