SQUID GAME: Rewarded at the Emmy Awards, the drama goes down in history
Only a few years ago, no one would have believed it and yet “SQUID GAME” becomes the first non-English drama to be rewarded at the prestigious Emmy Awards.
It was this Monday, September 12, that the 74th Emmy Awards ceremony took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Director HWANG DONG HYUK wins the award for “best direction” for a drama series. During his acceptance speech, he thanked Netflix for allowing a Korean-language Korean series to open up to the world.
« We made history together »,
he said in his speech after winning the award. “I really hope that ‘SQUID GAME’ won’t be the last Korean series at the Emmys, and I also hope that it won’t be my last Emmy either.”
In addition, the drama also won an award for “best actor“. Lead actor LEE JUNG JAE being named the winner of Best Actor for a Drama Series, beating out Jase Bateman of ‘Ozark’, Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong of ‘Succession’, Bob Odenkirk of ‘Better Call Saul and Adam Scott of “Severance.”
He thus becomes the first South Korean actor to obtain this prize and above all the first non-English speaking actor to win it.
In total, “SQUID GAME” won six Emmy Awards, two during the ceremony on Monday and four at the Creative Arts Emmys held last week. The Netflix original series had received 14 nominations for this year’s Emmys. The drama became Netflix’s biggest hit with a total of 1.65 billion hours watched in the first four weeks. Its second season is in progress.
Source: SNS Emmy awards