Squid Game Earns 3 Golden Globe Nominations

After breaking TV records, will Squid Game win more awards?

2 years ago

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Netflix's original Korean drama Squid Game has been nominated for three major awards categories at the US Golden Globes and is the first time a non-English show has been nominated for any major category at the Golden Globes. 

Squid Game was nominated for Best TV Series Drama, while actors Lee Jung-jae and Oh Yeong-su were nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series Drama and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role on TV respectively.

Squid Game will compete with with The Morning Show, Lupin, Pose, and Succession.

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Lee Jung-jae, who plays the main character Ki-hoon, was nominated for the Best Actor award, and Oh Yeong-su, who plays Il-nam, was nominated for Best Supporting Actor. 

Lee Jung-jae is up against Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong of Succession, Billy Porter of Pose, and Omar Sy of Lupin.

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Oh Yeong-su was nominated along with Billy Crudup and Mark Duplass of The Morning Show, Kieran Culkin of Succession, and Brett Goldstein of Ted Lasso.

This is the first time a Korean series has earned a nomination from the Golden Globes and attention is also on Lee Jung-jae and Oh Yeong-su to see if they'll be the first Korean actors to win an award at the Golden Globes.

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The Golden Globes is an awards ceremony organized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and presents awards separately to movies and TV series.

Each part is split again into musical, comedy, and drama categories.

Lee Jung-jae, Jung Ho-yeon, Director Hwang Dong-hyuk at the Gotham Awards (Source: AP)

The 79th Golden Globe Awards will be held on January 9th, 2022, local time. 

However, NBC announced earlier this year that they would not broadcast the Golden Globes after the Hollywood Foreign Press Association faced controversy over racism and fairness in their nomination and membership process.

This article was paraphrased from: YTN

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