Goonies stars cheer on Ke Huy Quan after Oscar win

Corey Feldman and Sean Astin were among those who sent their congratulations to Oscar winner Ke Huy Quan, who played Data in The Goonies.

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Hey, you guys, The Goonies star Ke Huy Quan just won an Oscar! And while he had a sweet moment with former Temple of Doom co-star Harrison Ford on the stage, several of his Goonies co-stars sent their love through social media.

For one, Corey Feldman (who played Mouth) posted a video of himself on Instagram as the Best Supporting Actor Oscar category came up, cheering on his Goonies co-star from home as the enveloped was opened. “WATCHING MY BROTHER @kehuyquan WIN THE OSCAR @theacademy AWARD 4 #BESTSUPPORTINGACTOR OMG!!!…I #LOVE U! I KNEW U COULD DO IT!!!” Feldman ended his extensive caption, “WE #LOVE U KE!! SO PROUD & HAPPY 4 U & ECCO. GOD BLESS BUDDY! NEVER 4GET!…#GOONIESNEVERSAYDIE.”

In addition to Corey Feldman, other Goonies stars sent their love to Data after his Oscar win, including Sean Astin (who played Mikey Walsh) and Jeff Cohen (Chunk), who is actually now an entertainment lawyer and helped secure the Everything Everywhere All at Once deal for Quan. Cohen even got a shoutout in Quan’s Oscar speech, calling him “my Goonies brother for life.” In his post-win speech, Quan did note that Josh Brolin and Martha Plimpton did reach out prior to the ceremony.

In his tribute, Feldman also incorrectly noted this was the second Goonies actor to win an Oscar, after Josh Brolin, although Brolin was only nominated for Milk. The only other Goonie in the main cast to be nominated for an Oscar is Sean Astin, although not for acting. He earned a nod for Best Live Action Short Film for 1994’s Kangaroo Court. (We all know Martha Plimpton should have been nominated for 1988’s Running on Empty.) Anne Ramsay, who played Mama Fratelli, earned a nod for Throw Momma from the Train (1987).

Everything Everywhere All at Once cleaned up at last Sunday’s Oscars. In addition to Quan’s win, it also took home Best Picture, Best Director(s), Best Actress (Michelle Yeoh), Best Supporting Actress (Jamie Lee Curtis), Best Original Screenplay, and Best Editing. With the wins from Yeoh, Quan and Curtis, the film became the first to win three acting Oscars while also taking home Best Picture.

How did you feel about Ke Huy Quan’s acceptance speech? Are you hoping other Goonies co-stars post on social media about the Oscar win? Let us know in the comments section below!

Source: Newsweek

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