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Gold House Gala honors actor Ke Huy Quan and actor-producer Sandra Oh

American actor Ke Huy Quan won the leading man award while Sandra Oh was given the SeeHer recognition in the recently held Gold House Gala.

Quan starred in the film “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” It was the film that gave the actor the Best Supporting Actor trophy in the Oscars last March. Oh, on the other hand, is known for her role in the popular and hit medical series “Grey’s Anatomy.”


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In his speech, the actor said that he does not fit what he referred to as the “mold.” Quan also shared that he realized that winners do not always have to look the same. “You can also win too, if you just believe in yourself,” Quan said.

Among the personalities present in the event were Destin Daniel Cretton, Harry Shum Jr., Awkwafina, and Eva Longoria. Multi-awarded Filipino singer Lea Salonga was also there. Reports also showed that actress Liza Soberano also attended the event.

Meanwhile, the Gold House Gala gave Oh the SeeHer award. Oh said that she spent her entire career doing her best to achieve the name of the award. She said that she did not only do it for herself, but for other people as well.

For Oh, she thought she could see herself by seeing herself on the screen. The actor-producer shared that she realized that seeing oneself is a personal journey and could not be found if people would only see themselves on screens.

Oh believes that the real change and transformation should come from the person or place itself.
This prestigious recognition is given to women who promote equality in gender and have held roles that showcase authenticity, withstand stereotypes, and push the limits on and off the camera.

In the event, Stephanie Hsu, who was also part of the “Everything Everywhere All at Once” took the chance to convey support in the ongoing strike of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) when she thanked the director and other people in their upcoming movie “Joy Ride”. Hsu loudly said “WGA strong!” while on the stage with the other cast of the movie.
According to a report, the Writers Guild of America started a strike after there have been problems with their contracts with various organizations, particularly networks, studios, and streaming services. The report added that the union will continue with their strike.

The Gold House Gala gave recognition to the notable Asians, particularly 100 Asian and American Pacific Islander (APPI) who have brought major impacts to the culture and society of the United States. But more importantly, it was said that the evening took time to celebrate the recognition and visibleness of every Asian.


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