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    I'm Still Crying Over 8-Year-Old "Minari" Star Alan Kim's Critics Choice Awards Speech

    "Oh my goodness, I'm crying..."

    Last night, 8-year-old Alan Kim took home the Best Young Actor/Actress award at the Critics Choice Awards for his wonderful portrayal of David in Minari.

    Alan geared up for the big night with a photo shoot in his tux...

    ...an at-home red carpet...

    ...and, of course, some Mountain Dew.

    And when the time came to accept his award, Alan delivered one of the sweetest speeches I've ever seen in my life:

    “Is this a dream?”😭💖Congratulations to #Minari star Alan Kim, the #CriticsChoiceAwards winner for Best Young Actor!

    I started crying as soon as he started crying while thanking his family, cast, and crew, and then the water works just kept coming.

    Alan saying I hope I will be in other movies
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    But I fully lost it when Alan pinched his cheeks, hoping the moment wasn't a dream.

    Alan pinching his cheeks asking if it's a dream
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    Steven Yeun, who played Alan's dad Jacob in Minari, tweeted his excitement:

    ALAN KIM!!!!!!!!! BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    Twitter: @steveyeun

    And the rest of Twitter couldn't stop talking about the special moment:

    "is this a dream? is this a dream?" alan kim winning at the critics' choice awards / alan kim in minari

    Twitter: @dearhanyeri

    Nothing will top this. Nothing. #AlanKim #Minari #CriticsChoice

    Twitter: @NextBestPicture

    I CRY WHEN BB ALAN KIM CRIES!!! PROTECT THIS KID AT ALL COST!!! SUCH A PURE AND PRECIOUS SOUL!!! 😭😭😭 https://t.co/bgnprDtQRC

    Twitter: @KBManalo

    Harry Shum Jr. even invented a brilliant new category:

    He should get another award for having the best acceptance speech. #Minari #AlanKim #RealFeels https://t.co/X0TNaBUZeA

    Twitter: @HarryShumJr

    Congrats on your big win, Alan! Can't wait to see you in many more movies to come!

    Minari is now in theaters and on-demand.

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