Squid Game wins Emmy for Lead Actor and Best DirectorSeptember 13, 2022
- Squid Game wins Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor and Best Directing for a Drama series.
- Lee Jung-jae won Outstanding Lead Actor and Hwang Dong-hyuk wins Best Directing for a Drama series.
- Lee also made history by becoming the first person from a foreign-language show to win best actor in a drama series.
The global smash hit series by Netflix “Squid Game” bags two Emmy Awards last Monday with outstanding lead actor by South Korean actor Lee Jung-jae and best director by director Hwang Dong-hyuk.
Squid Game which premiered almost a year ago has taken the world by storm breaking records by having the most viewership in Netflix history. When it was launched, the series was viewed by over 111 million Netflix accounts and the hashtag “#SquidGame” was viewed 22.8 billion times on TikTok.
The series is set in Seoul which showcases hundreds of contestants that have financial problems such as debt and joins the Squid Game in the hopes of being financially free.
This series main character follows Player 456, who is played by Lee Jung-jae, in the hopes of winning the cash prize.
The show became an instant phenomenon with MrBeast even recreating Squid Game on his Youtube channel while many other Youtubers also doing the same or making content about the series.
Lee took to the stage to win outstanding lead actor. He thanked the fans, and director Hwang for “making a realistic problem we all face come to life so creatively on the screen with a great script and amazing visuals.” Lee also made history by becoming the first person from a foreign-language show to win best actor in a drama series.
Meanwhile Hwang Dong-hyuk wins the Emmy for Directing for a Drama series and ending his speech saying he will be back with Season 2.
The show received 14 Emmy nominations and won four which includes awards for guest acting, stunts, design and visual effects.
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