Squid Game’s Lee Jung-jae Wins Emmy for Best Actor in a Drama Series

At the 74th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Monday, Lee Jung-jae won the award for outstanding lead actor in a drama series, while Hwang Dong-hyuk won for outstanding directing for a drama series for “Squid Game.”

Making Records

The Associated Press said that Lee, who portrays protagonist Seong Gi-hun, won the prize for best main actor in a drama series on Monday. He was the first Asian male to do so and the first to win for a non-English program.

Going for More

In addition, “Squid Game” took home prizes for excellent stunt performance, outstanding guest actress in a drama series, outstanding special visual effects in a single episode, and outstanding production design for a narrative current program (one hour or more).

This year, a second season received formal approval. Along with introducing Young-hee’s-partner, the enormous killer doll used in the competition’s opening match, Hwang also announced that season two would see the return of season one nemesis The Front Man and Gi-hun.



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