Actor Lee Jung-jae received an Emmy for the Best Actor in a Drama for his efficiency in Netflix’s hit collection Squid Game. The win makes him the first Asian actor to obtain the award. The win additionally makes him solely the fourth Asian actor ever to win an Emmy for performing and the first ever to win the award for a non-English talking position.
Lee competed towards Jason Bateman (Ozark), Brian Cox (Succession), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Adam Scott (Severance) and Jeremy Strong (Succession).
“Thank you to the Television Academy, thanks to Netflix and thanks to the director for making life like issues all of us face come to life so creatively on the display screen with a nice script. Thank you, ‘Squid Game’ workforce. Thank you to everybody watching in Korea,” stated Lee throughout his acceptance speech.
Meanwhile, Series creator Hwang Dong-hyuk received the Best Director in the Drama Series Award, making him the first Korean to win the award.
Lee performed Seong Gi-hun in the hit collection, and is predicted to come again for the upcoming second season of the present. This yr, Squid Game acquired a whole of 14 nominations. At the Creative Arts Emmys, the present took again 4 Emmy wins.