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Korean TV blockbuster “Squid Game” makes history with 14 Emmy nominations

“Squid Game” at Emmy is the first non-English TV series to do this.

Recently, the organizers announced the nomination list for the 2022 Emmy Awards. One of the names that has attracted the most attention from the audience is Squid Game when the film has received 14 nominations, including many nominations. about acting.

Specifically, Squid Game has officially become the first non-English speaking TV series to receive a nomination for the category of Best Drama. This can be considered the most important item of the awards ceremony. This year, the Korean blockbuster will have to confront other hit American dramas, including Better Call Saul, Euphoria, Ozark, Severance, Stranger Things, Succession and Yellowjackets.

Not stopping there, 5 stars of the film were also nominated for acting categories. This also makes them the first native Korean actors in history ever to be on the list of nominees in this category. Lee Jung Jae will compete in the category of Best Actor in a Drama Series, while supermodel Jung Ho Yeon will compete in the category of Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Not stopping there, Park Hae Soo and Oh Young Soo are both on the list of nominations for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. In addition, Lee Yoo Mi also made an impression when appearing in the Best Guest Actress category.

Squid Game continues to make history as director Hwang Dong Hyuk becomes the first Korean native to be nominated for both director and screenwriter categories. This can be considered a great honor for him. In addition, Squid Game was also nominated in many categories related to production.

Squid Game Emmy

(Photo: Netflix)

Although this hit movie will still have to compete with many formidable opponents for the prestigious Emmy award, receiving 14 nominations can be considered a very special milestone for Korean cinema. . Previously, Squid Game was also recognized at many major US awards ceremonies, including Golden Globe, Gotham, People’s Choice Awards and awards voted by the American Film Institute.

At present, director Hwang Dong Hyuk has also confirmed that this most popular drama of 2021 will return with part 2 with many old actors from the first part. Since its official release on September 17, Squid Game has swept Netflix’s top popularity charts around the world, rising to #1 in over 90 countries with the streaming service. . It also became the most watched Netflix content of all time, with a total of 1.65 billion hours of streaming in its first four weeks of release.

The Emmy Awards 2022 will officially take place on September 13.

Source: K14

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