Squid Game continues its winning streak; becomes first non-English show to earn Emmy nomination
The Emmy ceremony is set for September 12 and will air on NBC, with a host yet to be announced. Squid Game (Photo credit: Netflix/Twitter)
Squid Game‘s winning streak continues! The South Korean drama has become the first non-English series to be nominated for multiple Emmys.
Squid Game earned a total of 14 Emmy nominations, including for Outstanding Drama Series. Star Lee Jung-jae got a nod for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, while Jung Ho-yeon was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Park Hae-soo and Oh Yeong-su both received nods in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category.
Show creator Hwang Dong-hyuk received nominations in writing and directing, Variety reported.
“Squid Game is the first non-English language series to be Emmy nominated for Outstanding Drama — stars Lee Jung-jae, Jung Ho-yeon, Park Hae-soo, and Oh Young-soo also received Emmy nominations for their incredible performances,” Netflix announced on Twitter.
Hwang Dong-hyuk created the series for Netflix; the first season starred Lee Jung-jae (who plays Gi-hun), Park Hae-soo (Sang-woo) and Jung Ho-yeon (Sae-byeok).
And in the win column, the show received SAG Awards honors for male actor (Lee) and female actor (Jung). Lee also won the Independent Spirit Award for male performance in a new scripted series, and drama actor at the Critics Choice Awards.
Additionally, O Yeong-su won at this year’s untelevised Golden Globes for supporting actor in a drama.
Meanwhile, others in the running for the best drama Emmy include Euphoria, Ozark, Better Call Saul and Stranger Things.
The Emmy ceremony is set for September 12 and will air on NBC, with a host yet to be announced.
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