The ‘mammoth’ global hit that Squid Game is currently enjoying (deservedly!) manages to reach new heights, almost every other day. A while ago, the popular South Korean drama made history with its four nominations at the 2022 SAG Awards, becoming the first non-English language series and the first Korean series to earn a nomination. The four nominations include Best Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and Best Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series.
Additionally, Lee Jung Jae received a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series as Seong Gi Hun, while Jung Ho Yeon is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series as Kang Sae Byeok. During an appearance in the JTBC press room, Jung Jae spoke passionately about how Squid Game made history at the 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards. Lee was asked which SAG award he would most like to win, and the veteran actor humbly revealed, “I want to receive the Best Ensemble Award. The Best Ensemble Award is just as significant as the Best Picture Award or the Director Award, so I’m really looking forward to receiving that,” via Soompi.
As if we needed another reason to admire the chivalrous Lee Jung Jae!
Speaking of Squid Game making history, Oh Yeong Su became the first Korean actor to win the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor – Television as Oh Il Naam at the 2022 Golden Globes and his co-stars including Lee Jung Jae , celebrated their historic victory on social media. media outlets, sharing his deep admiration for the legendary actor.