The South Korean survival drama made history by bagging top honors at the Emmy Award 2022. Squid Game did not just have a big night at the Emmys it had a historical one.
The Squid Game star 49 won the coveted Emmy during Monday’s ceremony held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Squid Game star Lee Jung Jae makes Emmy history with best actor in a drama series win. Ozark’s Jason Bateman, Succession’s Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong, Squid Game’s Lee Jung-jae, Better Call Saul’s Bob Odenkirk and Severance’s Adam Scott were among the 2022 nominees.
Emmy Award 2022
History was made at the 2022 Emmy, when Lee Jung Jae snatched the trophy for lead actor in a drama series becoming the first South Korean star and first Asian star to win the prize in that ceremony.
Presented by Angela Bassett and Ariana DeBose is stunning purple and yellow gowns, the star made history as the first Korean actor to win in this category. “Thank you so much,” he said, “first of all I’d like to thank God above.”
He said thank you to the television academy, thank you to Netflix, thank you to director Hwang (Dong hyuk) for realistic problem we all face come to life to creatively on the screen with a great script and amazing visuals.
Thank you he ended, Thank you Squid Game team.
Squid Game is also the first foreign language series to be nominated for outstanding drama series.
The Netflix show garnered a total of 14 nominations, tying the series with Severance, Barry and Dopesick for fifth most nods.
Back in June, Squid Game was renewed for a second season. Previously, Lee told people what he hopes to see in season 2.
I hope there’s some sort of twist that’ll be exciting and surprising for me and the viewers Lee 49 said in December. If it was predictable, it would be no fun.