After Netflix’s Squid Game made history as the first Korean series to win SAG Awards for Drama Actor (Lee Jung-Jae) and Actress (Jung Ho-Yeon), as well as TV stunts, Lee spoke backstage about how the show’s success could benefit Korean film and television in general.
“I think it’s just the beginning. There [is] a lot of amazing Korean content that’s just as entertaining and touching as Squid Game,” he said via an interpreter, “so I ask that you look out for [it], show us a lot of love and continue to watch a lot of great Korean content.”
— SAG Awards® (@SAGawards) February 28, 2022
The Korean survival thriller bagged four nominations of SAG awards that include:
- Outstanding action performance by a stunt ensemble in a drama series.
- Outstanding action performance by a stunt ensemble in a comedy or drama television series
- Outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series for star Lee Jung-jae.
- Outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series for star Jung Ho-yeon.
In their respective categories, Lee, 49, and Jung, 27, won the SAG awards. Fans watching the SAG Awards from all across the world saw Lee and Jung, two non-English actors, receive SAG Award nominations and triumphs for the first time.
Lee was up against Billy Crudup of The Morning Show and Brian Cox and Kieran Culkin of Succession for the Drama Series Actor award.
On the other hand, Jung was competing against the enormous names of Jennifer Aniston & Reese Witherspoon of The Morning Show, The Handmaid’s Tale‘s Elisabeth Moss, and Succession’s star Sarah Snook.
The show also won the award for finest action performance by a stunt ensemble in a television series, which was given out on the PEOPLE & Entertainment Weekly Red Carpet by stars Alexandra Daddario and Ross Butler. Overall, the show won three of the four statuettes it was nominated for.
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Director Hwang Dong-film hyuk’s Squid Game follows star Seong Gi-hun (Lee) and a group of 456 debt-ridden individuals as they compete in a series of children’s games for a chance to win a $40 million cash prize. Losing the games, on the other hand, has fatal implications for the contestants.
Oh Yeong-su, a cast member, received the Golden Globe Award in January for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role on Television, while the show won the Gotham Award for Breakthrough Series – Longform in November. You can witness the amazing moment by watching the Golden Globes Awards Online from anywhere.
The Korean drama swiftly surpassed Bridgerton’s previous ratings on Netflix, becoming the streaming platform’s most popular series debut. Netflix has already announced Squid games as its biggest ever series!
Squid Game will have a second season, according to Netflix, which was announced in January.
After an amazing SAG Awards, fans are now looking forward to Critics Choice Awards and the Grammy Awards 2022. The good news is you can watch both of these online from anywhere with the help of a VPN!
In short, it was incredible to see a Non-English, Korean series win significant accolades at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, which aired live on TBS and TNT on February 27, 2022.