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Winners Ke Huy Quan, Brendan Fraser have emotional reunion at Critics Choice Awards

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    Ke Huy Quan reunited with his previous costar Brendan Fraser at the Critics Choice Awards on Sunday.

    The 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards saw A24 sweep up awards with “Everything Everywhere All at Once” (“EEAAO”) and “The Whale.” Continuing his phenomenal awards season, Quan was awarded Best Supporting Actor for his role as Waymond Wang in “EEAAO.” Quan was quickly joined by his “EEAAO” family as the film won Best Picture at the Awards.

    Fraser was awarded Best Actor for his performance in “The Whale.”

    In a clip originally uploaded to Twitter by the Critics Choice Awards, Quan can be seen racing over to give a warm, congratulatory embrace to Fraser. 

    Quan can be heard exclaiming “I knew it, I knew it” over and over as the two actors embrace. 

    In 1992, the duo starred together in the American comedy film “Encino Man.” Most recently, they both appeared in The Hollywood Reporter’s Actor Roundtable.

    The short clip has been viewed over 5.9 million times. While the original tweet garnered over 15,000 likes and 2,000 retweets, a reuploaded version by the Twitter account Discussing Film garnered over 169,900 likes and 13,900 retweets.

    The touching reunion triggered a nostalgic reaction from fans, who congratulated the actors for their well-earned awards.

    “Pretty wild ride from Encino Man 30 years ago,” one user wrote, along with a still from the film of the two actors.

    “They’re BOTH so precious!” wrote another. “Hollywood did both of them terribly in different ways and doesn’t deserve them but I’m glad they’re both in good places and getting their flowers”

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