“Squid Game” Jung Ho Yeon became first Korean nominated for Emmys’ Best Supporting Actress

Model-actress Jung Ho Yeon was listed among the nominees for category “Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series” at the 74th Emmy Awards 

On July 12th (local time), Jung Ho Yeon‘s agency, Saram Entertainment, announced: “Our artist, Jung Ho Yeon, received an Emmys nomination for  Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series with her role in Netflix original series “Squid Game”. This is her first acting debut, and it’s even more meaningful to be the first Korean nominee for this category.”

The Emmy Awards, also known as “Emmys” or “Primetime Emmy Awards”, is an American awards ceremony aimed to honor outstanding achievements in TV productions, held by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), and the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (IATAS). As recently announced, nominations for Best Supporting Actress at the 74th Emmy Awards include: Patricia Arquette (Severance), Julia Garner (Ozark), Jung Ho Yeon (Squid Game), Christina Ricci (Yellowjackets), Rhea Seehorn (Better Call Saul), J. Smith-Cameron (Succession), Sarah Snook (Succession), and Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria).

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As a result, Jung Ho Yeon became the first Korean to be nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Emmys. In this category, she is also the first to receive a nomination for an acting debut, and the 4th Asian to be nominated after Tina Chen, Sandra Oh (Canadian-American) and Archie Panjabi.

“Squid Game”, in which Jung Ho Yeon appeared, was also the first K-drama and the first non-English-speaking drama to be nominated in 14 categories including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and other production-related awards.

In this way, Jung Ho-yeon sets new record for herself. In February, Jung Ho-yeon became the first Korean actress to win the Best Actress Award in a TV Drama Series at the ’28th American Actors Guild Awards’ (SAG). She also won her Best Actress in an Action Series at the 2nd Annual Critics Choice Super Awards. 

Jung Ho-yeon decorated the cover of “Vogue US” as “Asian First Solo” and made headlines by appearing in the music video of the new song “Out of Time” by world-renowned pop star The Weeknd. She showed off her global influence as the main player of the unprecedented syndrome, including “Women Influenced the Global Entertainment Industry” released by the U.S. entertainment media Variety, “A major figure under the age of 30” selected by Forbes, the U.S. business magazine, and “A100 list” that paid attention to Asian and Pacific people.

Jung Ho Yeon Emmy

In addition, Jung Ho-yeon won the Best Actress of the Year award at the 20th Directors Cut Awards in February, which selects candidates and winners through a vote of only Korean film directors. In addition, she was nominated for the New Actress Award in the drama category of the 1st Blue Dragon Series Awards, which will be held on the 19th.

Meanwhile, Jung Ho-yeon is also keeping the public looking forward to her next production with the news of starring in the new Apple TV+ horror series “DiscLAIMER” by Alfonso Cuaron.

Meanwhile, the Emmy Award, in which Jung Ho-yeon was nominated for the first time as a Korean actor, will be held in Los Angeles on September 13 (Korea Standard Time).

Source: Nate

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