After 4 categories previously won, “Squid Game” went on to win 2 main Emmy Awards, including Best Director and Best Actor.
Previously at the 74th Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards, which was held on September 4th, “Squid Game” won 4 categories, including Guest Award (Lee Yoo Mi), Visual Effect Award, Stunt Performance Award and Art Award.
At the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, which was held at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on September 12th (local time), the Netflix series “Squid Game” was nominated in six categories, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, 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 prominent faces, such as Jeremy Strong and Brian Cox. Soon after, Lee Jung Jae was named as the victor of the category, and rose to the podium with a smile, amidst pouring celebrations.
“I am grateful to the Emmys, Netflix, and the “Squid Game” team,” the actor said in his acceptance speech.
Then, he continued in Korean, “I will share this joy with my friends, family, and precious fans who are watching in Korea.”
Meanwhile, director Hwang Dong Hyuk, who worked on “Squid Game”, won the Best Director award at the Emmys. As “Squid Game” is the first non-English-speaking drama to receive such an award, this is an historic and extremely meaningful win.
Talking about his huge achievement, Director Hwang Dong Hyuk expressed his ambitions and said, “People say I made history, but I don’t think I made history alone. I hope this isn’t my last Emmy. Let’s meet in season 2.”
On the other hand, both the best supporting actor and best supporting actress awards went to other actors. The Best Supporting Actor Awards was given to Matthew Macfadyen with his performance in “Succession”, while the Best Supporting Actress Awards was given to Julia Garner with her performance in “Ozark”