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‘All I was hoping for was a job’: Ke Huy Quan gives heartfelt acceptance speech at Gotham Awards

  • Ke Huy Quan won the award for Outstanding Supporting Performance at the Gotham Independent Film Awards for his role as Waymond Wang in A24’s “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
  • "Wow, this is incredible," Quan said in his emotional and heartfelt acceptance speech. "This time last year, all I was hoping for was just a job. And just when I think that it can't get any better, it does. What an incredible honor."
  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once” also won Best Feature Film, the biggest award of the night.
  • The Daniels-directed film also starred Michelle Yeoh in the lead role as Wang’s wife, Evelyn.
  • Quan also thanked A24 and Joe and Anthony Russo, who served as producers for the film.

Ke Huy Quan played various iconic characters early into his acting career, including Short Round in the 1984 film “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” and Data in “The Goonies” (1985), but it’s his role in A24’s “Everything Everywhere All at Once” that earned him high praise at the Gotham Independent Film Awards.

Quan took home the prize for the Outstanding Supporting Performance category at the Gotham Awards for his role as Waymond Wang in the Daniels-directed film.

‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ lands 8 Independent Spirit Award nominations

  • The multiverse-spanning spectacle “Everything Everywhere All at Once” has proven to be an awards-season frontrunner after securing the most Independent Spirit Award nominations.
  • The film’s eight nominations include a pair of Best Supporting Performance nominations for Jamie Lee Curtis and Ke Huy Quan, a Best Leading Performance nomination for Michelle Yeoh and a Best Feature nomination.
  • A24, the production company behind “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” leads all studios with a grand total of 24 nominations across seven films.
  • The Spirit Awards is a celebration of independent cinema.

The multiverse-spanning spectacle “Everything Everywhere All at Once” has proven to be an awards-season frontrunner after securing the most Independent Spirit Award nominations on Tuesday.

The film’s eight nominations include a pair of Best Supporting Performance nominations for Jamie Lee Curtis and Ke Huy Quan, a Best Leading Performance nomination for Michelle Yeoh and a Best Feature nomination. 

‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ directors speak on Michelle Yeoh playing protagonist role meant for Jackie Chan

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  • In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” directors Daniels Kwan and Daniel Scheinert talked about how casting Michelle Yeoh as the protagonist, a role they envisioned for Jackie Chan, changed “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
  • When Chan told the directors that he was unavailable for the role, the lead part was rewritten for Yeoh as the duo saw potential to make the story work with Yeoh.
  • Kwan noted how everything worked out for the best.
  • The mind-bending action thriller ended up becoming A24’s highest-earning film at the box office, grossing over $100 million.

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert spoke about how the movie changed when Michelle Yeoh was cast as the protagonist after Jackie Chan turned the role down.

When martial arts legend and actor Chan told the directors that he was unavailable for the role, the lead part was rewritten for Yeoh.

James Hong admits he didn’t understand ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ after reading its script

  • James Hong, 93, admitted in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter (THR) that he could not understand the script of the mind-bending action thriller movie “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert.
  • When asked what made him agree to join the project, Hong told THR, “I have to know who’s in it and that it’s not slandering any minority groups. That’s the most important thing: that there are good people behind it, whether it’s the stars or producers or directors.”
  • “Look at ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once,’” he continued. “That came to me, and I said, ‘Boy, this is some project.’ Although I must admit to you, upon reading the script, I couldn’t understand it.”
  • The film, which stars Michelle Yeoh as Evelyn Quan Wang, became A24’s highest-grossing film after reaching over $100 million in global ticket sales in August.

Legendary actor James Hong recently admitted he did not understand the script of the hit mind-bending film “Everything Everywhere All at Once” after he first read it.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter (THR) to talk about his film and TV legacy, Hong, 93, shared his criteria for saying “yes” to a role and used A24’s “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, as an example.

‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ star Ke Huy Quan joins ‘Loki’ Season 2

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  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once” star Ke Huy Quan was announced as one of the new cast members joining “Loki” Season 2 during the D23 Expo on Saturday.
  • The new season of the Disney Plus series, which stars Tom Hiddleston as the lead character, has started production and is slated to premiere in mid-2023.
  • The 51-year-old Vietnamese American actor, who will play a TVA (Time Variance Authority) employee on the show, appeared on stage at the event with co-stars Hiddleston, Owen Wilson and Sophia Di Martino.
  • Quan shared on Instagram that he also reunited with his “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” co-star Harrison Ford, who was at the event to promote “Indiana Jones 5.”

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” star Ke Huy Quan is now part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). 

The 51-year-old Vietnamese American actor was announced as part of the “Loki” cast for the Disney Plus show’s second season during the D23 Expo event on Saturday.

Michelle Yeoh to receive the Toronto International Film Festival’s Groundbreaker Award

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  • Michelle Yeoh will receive the inaugural TIFF Share Her Journey Groundbreaker Award at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 11 at Fairmont Royal York Hotel.
  • “Michelle Yeoh is the definition of groundbreaking. Her screen work has spanned continents, genres and decades. This year she delivered a performance in ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ that shows her limitless abilities,” TIFF CEO Cameron Bailey said in a statement.
  • The award goes to women leaders within the film industry who have made a positive impact for other women throughout their career.
  • Earlier this month, Yeoh became the first Asian artist to receive an honorary doctorate of fine arts degree from the American Film Institute (AFI)
  • Yeoh will also receive the Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film from the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Dec. 9.

Michelle Yeoh will receive the inaugural TIFF Share Her Journey Groundbreaker Award at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. 

The “Everything Everywhere All at Once” star will be honored during the TIFF Tribute Awards, presented by BVLGARI, on Sept. 11 at Fairmont Royal York Hotel. The event serves as a fundraising gala to support TIFF’s Every Story fund, which aims to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in film.

Netflix reveals first look at Michelle Yeoh’s character in new fantasy film ‘The School for Good and Evil’

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  • Netflix unveiled a first look at the upcoming fantasy film “The School for Good and Evil,” featuring Michelle Yeoh.
  • The streaming service shared a photo from the movie to Twitter, writing, "Here is your #GoldenFirstLook at Michelle Yeoh as Professor Emma Anemone in The School for Good and Evil coming to Netflix this October! Because there truly is no one better suited to teach beautification."
  • “The School for Good and Evil” will be released on Netflix on Oct. 21.

Netflix has given viewers a first look at the upcoming fantasy film “The School for Good and Evil,” starring “Everything Everywhere All at Once” star Michelle Yeoh. 

The streaming service shared a photo from the movie to Twitter, featuring Yeoh as the School for Good’s beautification professor Emma Anemone. 

Michelle Yeoh becomes Dr. Yeoh as first Asian artist to receive AFI’s honorary doctorate in fine arts

  • Michelle Yeoh will receive an honorary doctorate of fine arts degree from the American Film Institute “for contributions of distinction to the art of the moving image.”
  • She will be the first Asian artist to receive the honor.
  • The award will be presented on Saturday, Aug. 13, at Hollywood’s iconic TCL Chinese Theatre during the commencement ceremony for AFI Conservatory’s Class of 2022.

Malaysian actor Michelle Yeoh will become the first Asian artist to receive an honorary doctorate of fine arts degree from the American Film Institute (AFI).

The AFI announced on Monday that Yeoh will be recognized “for contributions of distinction to the art of the moving image” spanning her over-40-year career. 

Michelle Yeoh thanks fans as ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ surpasses $100MM milestone

  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once” became A24’s first film to reach over $100 million in global ticket sales. 
  • The sci-fi action thriller, which stars Michelle Yeoh, is the indie film company’s highest-grossing film to date, topping previous hits “Hereditary” ($80.2 million), “Lady Bird” ($79 million), “Moonlight” ($65.3 million) and “Uncut Gems” ($50 million).
  • After a successful release in March, the film had a re-release in late July with additional content, featuring a new intro video and a bonus outtake sequence.
  • Yeoh celebrated the milestone with a post on Instagram earlier this week, thanking viewers for the film’s success. 

“Everything Everywhere All at Once,” the multiverse-hopping sci-fi adventure starring Michelle Yeoh, has surpassed the $100 million mark in global ticket sales. 

The box office milestone is a first for indie film company A24, whose previous commercial successes include “Hereditary” ($80.2 million), “Lady Bird” ($79 million), “Moonlight” ($65.3 million) and “Uncut Gems” ($50 million).

He walked so Shang-Chi could run: How James Hong created a space for Asian American actors when there was none

  • It is fitting that the multiverse-spanning “Everything Everywhere All At Once” features one of the most ubiquitous actors in Hollywood history — James Hong.
  • The sheer multiplicity of roles Hong has played throughout his seven-decade-long career can be attributed to his unyielding resilience and dedication to his craft.Hong also faced racial discrimination throughout the early stages of his career, with one incident costing him a major co-starring role.
  • The dearth of major roles for Asian actors burdened Hong and many of his contemporaries, so they created their own in the form of a theater organization.
  • At 93 years old, Hong’s acting career is still going strong. Just this year, he has appeared in two of the year's biggest films: “Turning Red” and “Everything Everywhere All At Once.”

It is fitting that the multiverse-spanning “Everything Everywhere All at Once” features one of the most ubiquitous actors in Hollywood history — James Hong.

Even if you have never heard of his name, chances are you will recognize one of his performances, ranging from evil sorcerers to CGI geese in over 650 film and television credits. The sheer multiplicity of roles Hong has played throughout his seven-decade-long career can be attributed to his unyielding resilience and dedication to his craft.

‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ to return to theaters with 8 minutes of bonus footage

  • A24’s multiverse and generation-spanning megahit is slated for a theatrical re-release, which will include a new introduction from the film’s directors Daniel Kwana and Daniel Schienert as well as an extra eight minutes of bonus content.
  • Audiences can expect a series of post-credits bloopers and outtakes similar to those of “a classic Hong Kong flick”
  • While the re-release of “Everything Everywhere All At Once” will not feature any new content beyond the introduction and post-credit scenes, The Daniels have released a couple of deleted scenes that expand upon their weird and wonderful vision.
  • “Everywhere Everything All At Once” will be re-released in theaters on July 29.

A24’s multiverse and generation-spanning megahit is slated for a theatrical re-release, which will include a new introduction from the film’s directors Daniel Kwana and Daniel Schienert as well as an extra eight minutes of bonus content.

The pair of directors, known collectively as The Daniels, recently took to Twitter to clarify that the version of “Everywhere Everything All At Once” will be the same as the theatrical cut shown earlier this year. Audiences will get additional content in the form of a series of post-credits bloopers and outtakes similar to those of “a classic Hong Kong flick”

Michelle Yeoh says hot dog finger scene was ‘most beautiful love story’ in ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’

  • In an interview with Variety, Michelle Yeoh shared her experiences with filming some of the most bizzare scenes in the wonderfully weird A24 film “Everything Everywhere All At Once.”
  • Daniel Kwan and Daniel Schienert (known collectively as the Daniels) managed to find ways to keep the action film veteran on her toes with raunchy setpieces.
  • “[The Daniels] are really going to fling around dildos in a fight. Going into it, I couldn’t imagine it, but I believed in them and I trusted them,” Yeoh told Variety.
  • However, the scene that left the actors with the most bruises was also the film’s most intimate — the hotdog fingers make-out session between alternate universe variants of Yeoh and Jamie Lee Curtis’ characters.
  • The scene was meant to provide a flourish of love and affection in what Yeoh describes as “the most beautiful love story in that universe.”

Michelle Yeoh has shared what it was like to film some of the most bizarre scenes in the wonderfully weird A24 film “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”

Even with Yeoh’s extensive experience with action-packed films, from playing a Bond Girl to starring in many of the most iconic martial arts films, the directing duo behind “Everything Everywhere All at Once” managed to keep her on her toes on set. Daniel Kwan and Daniel Schienert (known collectively as the Daniels) would bring in unapologetically raunchy set pieces, she revealed in an interview with Variety.