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Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’ Is First Non-English Show To Be Nominated For Emmys

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‘Squid Game’ has become the first non-English series to be nominated for multiple Emmys earning a total of 14 Emmy nominations, including one for Outstanding Drama Series.

According to Zee News, Squid Game star Lee Jung-jae got a nod for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, while Jung Ho-yeon was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Park Hae-soo and Oh Yeong-su both received nods in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category.

According to Variety, Show creator Hwang Dong-hyuk received nominations in writing and directing. Hwang Dong-hyuk created the series for Netflix; the first season starred Lee Jung-jae (who plays Gi-hun), Park Hae-soo (Sang-woo) and Jung Ho-yeon (Sae-byeok). And, in the win column, the show received SAG Awards honors for male actor (Lee) and female actor (Jung).

Lee also won the Independent Spirit Award for male performance in a new scripted series, and drama actor at the Critics’ Choice Awards. To add to this, Oh Yeong-Su won at this year’s untelevised Golden Globes for best supporting actor in a drama.

The stage is set for the Emmy ceremony which will be held on September 12 and will be broadcast on NBC.

Meanwhile, the makers of ‘Squid Game’ are all set to film a second season of the dystopian show. Korean superhit ‘Squid Game’ is a violent satire in which society’s poor compete for money in fatal series of kids’s games.

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