After winning 4 categories, The Squid Game won 2 top Emmy Awards, including Best Director and Best Actor.
Previously, at the 74th Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards on September 4, “Squid Game” won 4 categories, including Guest Award (Lee Yoo Mi), Visual Effect Award, Stunt Performance Award and Art Award.
Netflix’s Squid Game was nominated in six categories at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on September 12 (local time), including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Actor ( Lee Jung Jae), Best Supporting Actor (Park Hae Soo, Oh Young Soo) and Best Actress (Jung Ho Yeon).
Here, actor Lee Jung Jae was nominated for Best Actor alongside famous faces such as Jeremy Strong and Brian Cox. Soon after, Lee Jung Jae was declared the winner of the category and stood on the podium with a smile in the midst of the festive festivities.
“I am grateful to Emmys, Netflix and the Squid Game team.” – said the actor in his acceptance speech.
Then he continued in Korean, “I will share this joy with my friends, family and valuable fans who are watching in Korea.”
Meanwhile, director Hwang Dong Hyuk, who worked on The Squid Game, won an Emmy for Best Director. As Squid Game is the first non-English drama to receive such an award, it is an historic and hugely significant victory.
Speaking of his tremendous achievement, director Hwang Dong Hyuk expressed his ambitions and said: “People say I made history, but I don’t think I made history myself. Hope this isn’t my last Emmy. Let’s meet in season 2. “
On the other hand, both the awards for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress went to other actors. The Best Supporting Actor award went to Matthew Macfadyen for his performance in “Inheritance“While the award for Best Supporting Actress went to Julia Garner for her role in”Ozark“
Source: daum, insight