With Ke Huy Quan, the beloved child actor from “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” and “The Goonies” nominated for an Oscar for the film “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” It got me thinking about how crazy would it be if ‘Short Round’ won an Oscar before Harrison Ford?
Harrison Ford Has Never Won An Academy Award
Don’t get me wrong Quan’s nomination is probably the most heartwarming and deserving story of this awards season and no one will be rooting for him more than myself. But it gets me to ask the question, why hasn’t Quan’s former co-star Harrison Ford ever won an Oscar himself?
Harrison Ford is a Hollywood legend, known for his iconic roles in some of the most successful films of all time. From the Indiana Jones franchise to playing Han Solo in the Star Wars films, Ford has captivated audiences with his larger-than-life performances and undeniable on-screen presence. However, despite his undeniable talent and years of success in the industry, one thing has eluded Ford throughout his career. And that would be an Oscar.
There are a number of reasons why Ford has yet to take home the coveted gold statue. One of the biggest is that many of his most iconic roles have been in genre films – specifically, action and science fiction – which are often overlooked by the Academy when it comes to awarding Oscar statuettes. The Academy tends to favor dramas and historical films over action and sci-fi, and as a result, Ford’s performances in some of his most beloved films have gone unrecognized.
Another reason for Ford’s Oscar drought is the timing of his most successful films. Many of his biggest hits, such as the original Star Wars trilogy and Indiana Jones series, came out in the late 1970s and 1980s, a time when the Academy was less inclined to recognize genre films. Even when Ford did receive recognition from the Academy, such as his nomination for Best Actor for
his role in Witness in 1985, he was up against some of the most talented actors of his generation, making it difficult to secure a win.
Despite not winning an Oscar, Ford’s career has been far from unsuccessful. He has a long list of box office hits and has become one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood. He has also won numerous awards and accolades throughout his career, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a Kennedy Center Honor. Moreover, Ford is also one of the few actors who has managed to maintain a successful career well into his eighties. Ford’s recent roles in the sequel to ‘Blade Runner’, titled ‘Blade Runner 2049’ showed his versatility, and his acting skills are still on point. Working lately in TV on ‘1923’ and ‘Shrinking’ has also He’s also set to return as Indiana Jones in a fifth installment of the franchise, proving that his appeal and box office power remains as strong as ever.
It’s also worth noting that Ford is not the only actor with a long and successful career who has yet to win an Oscar. Many talented actors, such as Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp, have also never won an Oscar, despite their undeniable talent and years of success in the industry. Harrison Ford is a Hollywood icon whose performances in some of the most beloved films of all time have captivated audiences for decades. Although he has yet to win an Oscar, his career has been far from unsuccessful. His office totals exceed 5 billion dollars and he has received numerous awards and accolades and has maintained a successful career well into his eighties. While an Oscar win would certainly be a fitting recognition of his talent, Ford’s legacy in Hollywood is already secure, regardless of whether or not he ever takes home an Oscar.
Ke Huy Quan Deserves The Oscar For ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’
When it comes to Quan’s Oscar nomination for his role in the film “Everything, Everywhere, All at Once.” It is more than well deserved. Quan plays Waymond Wang, the lovable husband to Michelle Yeoh’s multiverse-saving laundromat owner.
And after owning award season with win after win, it should be safe to say that an Oscar is next. The film has been shined on as well as his performance.
And now that Quan is getting more work, he talked about what it means and what doors will now open for him as he expressed his feelings on the subject backstage at the Critics Choice Awards saying. “I remember very well what it was like to be an Asian actor in the eighties and nineties. I just want doors to be open for all those actors like me that want nothing but a steady job. And I just want all their dreams to come true. And that is what I really hope and of course, I love that the landscape has changed, there has been a lot of progress and I am so grateful to Hollywood. But yes, I want doors to open for me, but also for everybody.”
And after an Oscar win, the sky is clearly the limit. Maybe one of those doors could be a return to the Indiana Jones franchise?
Ke Huy Quan Would Work With Harrison Ford Again On Indiana Jones
The Blast caught up with Ke Huy Quan backstage at the Critics Choice Awards on January 15th where we asked him if he ever wanted to work with Harrison Ford again. With a new and upcoming Indiana Jones film coming to theaters this year, Quan was asked if he’d be a part of an after-credits scene where he expressed his excitement at the possibility of working with Harrison Ford again saying, “Of course! I love Harrison Ford,” said Quan. “I love that franchise. I love Steven Spielberg, I love Kathleen Kennedy. I love George Lucas. And whatever they want me to do, I will be there.”
Quan, who first worked with Ford in 1984 on the set of Temple of Doom, has fond memories of his time on the film and the opportunity to work with such iconic figures in the industry.
“Harrison Ford is a great actor and an even better person,” said Quan. “I learned so much from him on the set of Temple of Doom and I would be honored to work with him again.”
Quan’s comments come with no guarantee as he added, “I can’t confirm anything yet,” said Quan. “But I can say that I would be thrilled to be a part of another Indiana Jones film.” But if Harrison and the gang are listening, maybe it is time to make it happen.