At Sunday night’s Oscars, Ke Huy Quan took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his work in Everything Everywhere All At Once. It was a huge comeback for the 51-year-old, who began his career at age 12. In 1984, Ke starred as Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and the next year he was in The Goonies. As an adult, Ke struggled to find acting work. You can probably guess why. Eventually, he quit acting and found work as a fight choreographer and assistant director. But, after the success of 2018’s Crazy Rich Asians, Ke was inspired to try acting again. Just a few weeks after he snagged a talent agent, Ke scored the role in Everything Everywhere All At Once. And now he’s a fucking Oscar winner! But, as thrilled as he is, Ke tells Variety that he’s worried his recent success is “a one-time thing.” He’s scared history will repeat itself. Totally valid! As much as Hollywood loves a comeback story, they also love being racist.
There are two sides to every story, and sometimes there are even two sides to each side of every story. Such is the case with the cast of 1992’s Encino Man which starred first-time Oscar winner Brendan Fraser, first-time Oscar winner Ke Huy Quan and multiple Razzies winner Pauly Shore. According to Entertainment Weekly, Pauly, the winner of Worst New Star of the Year for Encino Man “loved it” when Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel poked fun at him in his opening monologue. But according to Page Six, the winner of Worst New Star of the Decade for the 1990s reminded them that “human beings have feelings,” and his were apparently hurt when Jimmy suggested that “maybe it’s time to reboot Bio-Dome” a movie for which Pauly won Worst Actor of the Year.
The SAG Awards happened last night, and the only way to watch it was to watch it on Netflix’s YouTube Channel. Listen, it could’ve been worse. They could’ve shown it exclusively on TikTok and made the winners bust out TikTok dances or do TikTok challenges while accepting their trophy. Or Netflix could’ve turned the SAG Awards into a Squid Games-style challenge where nominees have to battle it out to the death for the trophy (that’s next year). But those who watched this year’s SAG Awards on Netflix’s YouTube Channel watched the cast of Everything Everywhere All at Once get their cardio in by picking up award after award. And one of EEAAO‘s stars, the legendary James Hong, showed us that at 94 years old, he’s still got IT by easily becoming the sparkling star of the night!