Ke Huy Quan, who played Short Round in 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,' joined Harrison Ford on stage and they embraced in a heartwarming reunion.
The 2023 Oscars audience witnessed a heartwarming moment on March 12, 2023, as two old friends and co-stars reunited on stage. Harrison Ford, the legendary Hollywood actor, presented the coveted award for Best Picture to the cast and crew of "Everything Everywhere All at Once." As the award was announced, the audience waited with bated breath to hear the winners' names. When Ford called out the name of the movie, the crowd erupted into cheers and applause, reported TODAY.
Amidst the excitement, Ke Huy Quan, who played the role of Short Round in the 1984 film "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," made his way to the stage. He ran up the stairs to greet Ford, his former co-star and the two embraced in a hug. The audience cheered as they witnessed the reunion of Indiana Jones and Short Round, even if it was just for a moment.
HARRISON FORD PRESENTING AN OSCAR TO KE HUY QUAN. RIVER OF TEARS pic.twitter.com/1gq4uXPgGI— k • 🐯⚖️ (@ripleysdaya) March 13, 2023
Accepting the award, Jonathan Wang, the film's producer, said: "This feels incredible. There is no movie without our brilliant and big-hearted cast and crew. But not just these beautiful souls here. Also up there and in Little Tokyo, we see you. So this award is ours."
The reunion of the two stars brought back fond memories of their iconic on-screen partnership. In "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom," Ford played the titular character of Indiana Jones, while Quan played the role of his young sidekick, Short Round. The movie was a commercial success and became a cult classic, earning a special place in the hearts of movie lovers.
Apart from the Historic #NaatuNaatu #Oscar Win 🤩— Ayyo (@AyyAyy0) March 13, 2023
My Favourite Moment of #Oscars2023 is got to be #HarrisonFord & #KeHuyQuan reuniting at the #Oscars Stage since "Indian Jones and the Temple of Doom" & #StevenSpielberg being so proud of them 😍🥰😍#AcademyAwards… https://t.co/19vgXGTO7c pic.twitter.com/nS8YCmVufx
Ke Huy Quan deserves another award for making Harrison Ford genuinely smile while doing something other than piloting a small fixed-wing aircraft. https://t.co/dSNRFkkAun— all my teams want me dead (@PanasonicDX4500) March 13, 2023
The emotional reunion between the two actors showed the enduring power of friendship and the lasting impact of their on-screen partnership. Their embrace was a reminder of the bond they formed while filming "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" and the special place the movie holds in the hearts of fans worldwide. For many people, watching the reunion of Indiana Jones and Short Round was a highlight of the 2023 Oscars ceremony.
Quan and Ford previously had a small reunion at the D23 Expo in September 2022, where they took some adorable photos together, with Quan hugging Ford tightly and both of them sporting big smiles. Quan wrote on Instagram, "'I love you, Indy.' Indiana Jones and Short Round reunited after 38 years."
"Everything Everywhere All at Once" was one of the most successful films at the 2023 Academy Awards. The movie tells the story of a middle-aged Chinese immigrant on a thrilling journey to save the world. The movie was honored with multiple awards, including Best Lead Actress, Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Editing and Best Screenplay. Quan won his first Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his incredible performance in the blockbuster.
Quan's acceptance speech for the Best Actor in a Supporting Role award was another emotional highlight of the ceremony. He delivered a touching and heartfelt speech that resonated with the audience, who were moved by his sincerity and gratitude. "My journey started on a boat," Quan said, reports CBS News. "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."
Quan was already shedding tears before speaking. Despite his emotional state, he was able to compose himself and deliver a powerful speech that left the audience cheering and applauding.