Netflix’s original series “Squid Game” (directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk) will head to the Golden Globe Awards in the U.S.
According to the 79th Golden Globe Awards nominees announcement at 11:15 P.M on December 13th (KST), “Squid Game” was nominated for 3 categories.
Drama “Squid Game” is nominated for the Best Television Series (Drama) and will compete with “The Morning Show“, “Lupin“, “Pose” and “Succession“. This is the first time that a Korean drama has been nominated at the Golden Globe Awards.
Lee Jung-jae, who plays the main character in “Squid Game“, was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series (Drama), joining the competition with Billy Porter of “Pose“, Omar Sy of “Lupin“, etc. Earlier, Lee Jung-ae was also nominated for the Gotham Awards but didn’t win. Therefore, attention is focused on whether he will become the first Korean drama actor to win a Golden Globe trophy.
In addition, actor Oh Young-soo, who plays Oh Il-nam in ‘Squid Game‘ was also nominated for the Best Supporting Actor. He will compete with “Ted Lasso” Brett Goldstein, “The Morning Show” Mark Duplass, Billy Crudup, and “Succession” Kieran Culkin for the Best Supporting Actor trophy.
Released on September 17th, Netflix’s original series “Squid Game” tells about people who risk their lives participating in a mysterious survival game to win 45.6 billion won. After its release, “Squid Game” immediately caused a huge craze not only in Korea but also around the world, topping the Top 10 TV Programs for 46 consecutive days.
On the 20th of last month, the drama won the “Breakthrough Series – over 40 minutes” category at the 2021 Gotham Awards. It was also awarded the “Bingeworthy Show” at the 47th People’s Choice Awards on December 8th.