Everything Everywhere All At Once was the big winner at the 2022 Gotham Awards. The A24 comedy-drama, starring Michelle Yeoh and Jamie Lee Curtis, took home Best Feature at the awards. And that wasn’t the only win of the night for the film, Ke Huy Quan won the Outstanding Supporting Performance.
Quan has been absent from acting for the past two decades, last appearing in 1997’s Red Pirate. Though, the star is most well-known for his roles in 1985’s The Goonies and 1984’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
“Wow, this is incredible. 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,” Quan said in his acceptance speech. “Thank you to Jamie Lee Curtis for helping me find my confidence when I needed it the most. I feel so lucky to be a part of this family.”
“Oftentimes it is in independent films where actors who otherwise wouldn’t get a chance, find their opportunities. I was that actor,” he continued. “For the very first time in a very, very long time, I was given a second chance, and for that, I owe them everything.”
The 2022 Gotham Awards, which were held at the Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on November 28, 2022, also awarded Michelle Williams and Adam Sandler with Performer Tribute awards. And Sandler’s acceptance speech was actually written for him by his teenage daughters, Sadie and Sunny.
“Dear well-dressed dignitaries, highly educated hipsters, and various other plus-ones of the Gotham Awards, thank you for giving our daddy, Mr. Adam Sandler, this prestigious lifetime, all-time, primetime G.O.A.T. achievement tribute award,” Sandler read during his acceptance. “While daddy is with you tonight, we’re doing everything we’re not allowed to do when daddy is home, like eat his Yodels or try on his Spanx or, dare we say, laugh out loud at Ben Stiller movies.”
“The last time daddy caught us chuckling away at the ‘Meet the Parents’ trilogy, he immediately stormed into the room he calls ‘The Screaming Room’, which we just call ‘the shower,’ and bellowed out the phrase, ‘Only the Sandman makes people laugh. F*** every other comedian.'” Sandler continued.
Michelle Williams also took a moment during her speech to honor Mary Beth Peil, who Willaims starred with on Dawson’s Creek. Peil played Jen Lindley’s (Williams) grandmother, Evelyn ‘Grams’ Ryan, on the WB series.
“I was an emancipated minor when we met, I was 16 years old and totally alone. Mary Beth Peil was the very first artist that I had ever met in my life,” Williams states. “I wasn’t an artist, a mother, or even a high school graduate … honestly, I was barely even a Michelle, I had just gotten people to stop calling me Shelly. But now I was Mary Beth’s girl, and that made me somebody.”
“I wouldn’t have known how to handle being Steven Spielberg’s mother without having been Mary Beth’s granddaughter, so thank you Mary Beth, and thank you Gotham Awards.” she adds.
Other 2022 Gotham Awards winners included Ben Whishaw scooping Outstanding Performance in a New Series in This is Going to Hurt. Pachinko also triumphed in the
Breakthrough Series – Long Format (over 40 minutes) category.
The full list of winners is below.
2022 Gotham Awards Winners
‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’
Best Documentary Feature
‘All That Breathes’
Best International Feature
Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award
Charlotte Wells for ‘Aftersun’
‘Tár,’ Todd Field
Outstanding Lead Performance
Danielle Deadwyler in ‘Till’
Outstanding Supporting Performance
Ke Huy Quan in ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’
Gracija Filipovic in ‘Murina’
Breakthrough Series – Short Format (under 40 minutes)
Breakthrough Series – Long Format (over 40 minutes)
Outstanding Performance in a New Series
Ben Whishaw in ‘This is Going to Hurt’
Breakthrough Nonfiction Series
‘We Need To Talk About Cosby’
Adam Sandler, Michelle Williams
The cast of ‘Fire Island’
Peter Kujawski and Jason Cassidy
Gotham Impact Salute
Venice Film Festival