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Lee Jung Jae and “Squid Game” director Hwang Dong Hyuk make history with big wins at the 2022 Emmy Awards

The “Squid Game” has made history once again!

The Emmy Awards 2022 took place on September 12 (local time) in Los Angeles, CA with “Squid Game” stars Lee Jung Jae, Jung Ho Yeon, Park Hae Soo, Oh Young Soo and director Hwang Dong Hyuk.

Lee Jung Jae became the first Asian actor to win the title of Best Leading Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Gi Huna in “The Squid Game.” Other nominees included

After thanking the Television Academy, Netflix, Hwang Dong Hyuk and the Squid Game team, Lee Jung Jae said in Korean: “To all Korean viewers, my friends, family and dearest fans, I want to share this joy with you. Thank you.”

Hwang Dong Hyuk won the Best Director Award for a Drama Series, beating the directors of “Ozark”, “Severance”, “Succession” and “Yellowjackets.” This is the first ever victory in this category for a non-English-language drama.

The director said in his speech, “People keep telling me that I made the story, but I don’t think I made the story myself because you opened the door to Squid Game by inviting us to Emmy tonight. I must say that we all made history together. I sincerely hope the Squid Game won’t be the last non-English series to be released here on Emmy, and I hope it won’t be my last Emmy either. I’ll be back with season 2. “

“Squid Game” was also nominated in several other categories, including Outstanding Performance in a Drama Series, Hwang Dong Hyuk for Outstanding Screenplay for a Drama Series, Jung Ho Yeon for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, and Park Hae Soo and Oh Young Soo for outstanding supporting roles Actor in a drama series.

Congratulations to Lee Jung Jae and Hwang Dong Hyuka!

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