Squid Game Nabs Historic Emmy Nominations in Major Categories

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Squid Game took the world by storm when it premiered on Netflix late last year and it instantly become a huge pop culture phenomenon around the world. For the past several months, the series has also garnered numerous recognitions from different award-giving bodies in America and now they have received honors from the most prestigious television award.

The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards recently unveiled their list of nominations across hundreds of categories where Squid Game earned a historic 14 nominations including Outstanding Drama Series, making it the first non-English language series to receive the honor in the award's history.


Lee Jung-jae received a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in the Drama Series where he is competing against acting titans such as Brian Cox and Jason Bateman. Jung Ho-yeon also received a nomination for Supporting Actress where she is competing against veteran actresses such as Patricia Arquette and Christina Ricci. The series managed to nab two nominations in Supporting Actor with Park Hae-soo and Oh Yeong-su.

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Series creator Hwang Dong-hyuk also earned nominations in both directing and writing. Lee You-mi also nabbed a Guest Actress nomination for her appearance in the "Gganbu" episode.

The series also received nominations in categories such as Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program, Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour), Single-Camera Picture Editing, Original Main Title Theme Music, Special Visual Effects, and Stunt Performance.

It is exciting to hear that the hit series received numerous recognitions as it is a testament to the series' quality as well as the love that Westerners have given ever since it premiered late last year. It would be interesting to see if the nominations will translate to a lot of wins and, based on the number of recognitions that it had, it looks like the Television Academy might embrace the series even further once they vote for the winners.

Also Read: Squid Game Secures Bigger Budget for Season 2

The winners of The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards are set to be announced this September. You can check the details about the second season of Squid Game here.