Ke Huy Quan ended an emotional Oscars night when he reunited with his “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” co-star Harrison Ford on stage. Ford presented the final award for the 2023 ceremony, which went to “Everything Everywhere All at Once” for Best Picture. As Quan and Ford came face to face as the cast of “Everything Everywhere” took the stage to accept the award, the two actors and former co-stars shared an emotional embrace. Quan won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor earlier in the ceremony.
Ford defended Quan’s performance in “Everything Everywhere” throughout awards season. Quan got his start in Hollywood as a child actor, making his film debut alongside Ford in Steven Spielberg’s 1984 adventure “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.”
“I’m so happy for him. He’s a great guy,” Ford told Entertianment Tonight of Quan’s Oscar nomination in January. “He’s a wonderful actor. He was when he was little, and he still is. I’m happy. I’m very happy for him.
Ford previously said before the Oscar nominations were announced that Quan landing an offer for best supporting actor would be “well-deserved.” Ford added to Uproxx at the time, “He’s really great in his film. And I’m so happy to see him…and what he’s become. I am so happy for him. He’s also such a happy guy.
The Oscars wasn’t the first time Quan and Ford had an emotional reunion. The two went viral last September when they met at Disney’s D23 convention and posed for a photo. Ford was at the event to promote “Indiana Jones 5,” while Quan was in attendance as a cast member of “Loki” Season 2. Quan told The New York Times that his heart skipped a beat when he was told asked if he wanted to meet with Ford.
“As I get closer, he turns and points his finger at me, and he has that classic, famous, grumpy Harrison Ford look,” Quan said. “I say, ‘Oh my God, he probably thinks I’m a fan and he’s going to tell me not to come near him.’ But he looks at me and points at me and says, ‘Are you shorted?’ Immediately I was transported back to 1984, when I was little, and I said, “Yes, Indy. And he said, ‘Come here’ and gave me a big hug.”
“Everything Everywhere All at Once” won a total of seven Oscars, including Best Director. Quan’s co-stars Michelle Yeoh and Jamie Lee Curtis won the Academy Awards for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively.