Lee Jung-jae took residence the award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

After changing into the first non-English language series to be nominated for a few of America’s high tv prizes, Squid Game secured its place in Emmy historical past Monday, Sept. 12, when Lee Jung-jae took residence the award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series. The win marks the primary time in Emmy Awards historical past that an Asian actor has gained within the class for a non-English efficiency.

“Thank you a lot thanks a lot. First, I want to thank God above. Thank you to The Television Academy,” he stated in his acceptance speech. “Thank you to Netflix and thanks to the director for making reasonable issues all of us face come to life so creatively on the display screen with an ideal script and superb visuals. Thank you. Thank you, Squid Game staff. Thank you to everybody watching in Korea. Thank you.”

Squid Game’s triumph Monday night time introduced the present’s Emmy complete to 6 after it picked up 4 Creative Arts Emmys earlier this month (it was nominated for 14 Emmys in complete).

Director and collection creator Hwang Dong-hyuk took residence the award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for the anxiety-induc ing pilot episode “Red Light, Green Light.” Lee Yoo-mi gained the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, whereas the present additionally gained for Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program, Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode, and Outstanding Stunt Performance.

Squid Game, it ought to be famous, was one in every of two non-English language collection nominated this yr, with Apple TV+’s Pachinko choosing up a nomination for Outstanding Main Title Design (It misplaced to Severance). While Squid Game and Pachinko are the primary non-English language applications to earn Emmy recognition, different non-American reveals — such because the British Downton Abbey and Canadian Schitt’s Creek — have been nominated and gained awards prior to now

Upon its arrival virtually precisely one yr in the past (the present premiered Sept. 17, 2021), Squid Game grew to become a right away world hit and Netflix’s hottest present of all time. According to the streaming service, the collection garnered 1.65 billion hours of viewing within the 28 days after its premiere, greater than doubling the whole tally of Netflix’s second-most-watched present, Bridgerton (625 million hours over its first 28 days). Not surprisingly, Squid Game was renewed for a second season earlier this summer season. 

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