Squid Game Breaks New Records With Several Wins at Emmys

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Squid Game made history when it got 14 nominations at the Emmy Awards, but it set a new record when it won some of the top awards.

The 74th Emmy Awards ceremony wrapped up this year's event on September 12. The event, which was aired on Peacock and NBC, gave the hit Netflix series 14 nominations ahead of the awarding ceremony.


The nominations included Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour or More), Outstanding Stunt Performance, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode, and Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music, and Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour).

Like how it swept other award-giving bodies, Squid Game did it again this time.

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Squid Game Wins 6 Out of 14 Emmy Nominations


After a long wait, the Emmys hailed Squid Game as the winner of six awards in this year's ceremony, allowing it to score all the firsts.

The series' awards include Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series – 2022 (Lee Jung Jae), Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series – 2022 (Lee Yoo Mi), Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series – 2022 (Director Hwang Dong Hyuk), Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour Or More) – 2022 (Gganbu Episode), Outstanding Stunt Performance – 2022 (Stick to the Team Episode), and Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Single Episode – 2022 (VIPs Episode).

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With these milestones, the series, cast members, and director scored the first Korean, first Asian, and first non-English performing actor, series, and director in just one night.

Lee Jung Jae was helmed as the best lead actor, becoming the first Korean, first Asian, and first non-English star to receive the award. He ultimately outshined Ozark's Jason Bateman, Succession's Jeremy Strong and Brian Cox, Better Call Saul's Bob Odenkirk, and Severance's Adam Scott.

Director Hwang Dong Hyuk, Lee Jung Jae Express Gratitude


Following their newest milestones, the director and the cast members expressed how fortunate they are to bring home new awards.

According to Lee Jung Jae, the industry changed a lot during his 30-year acting career, especially in Korean content.

"I can see that if we think our story is entertaining and meaningful, it can be understood and enjoyed anywhere in the world. I believe that if we bring any ideas and create content more freely, we'll be able to communicate with many people (worldwide)," he said.

Meanwhile, director Hwang Dong Hyuk expressed his hope that more non-English series would soon experience what they did.

The Emmy awards became their latest achievement after dominating Hollywood Critics Association Awards, Screen Actors Guild, Critics Choice Awards, and Independent Spirit Awards.

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