Squid Game Becomes 1st Non-English Drama To Be Nominated For An Emmy Award

First non-English speaking Korean drama to be nominated for an Emmy Award for Primetime in the US is Netflix’s “Squid Game,” starring actor Lee Jung-jae.

The nominees for the 74th Primetime Emmy were announced at 12:30 am on the 13th, and the names of “Squid Game” and Lee Jung-jae were called out as best TV drama and Best actor category respectively.

Best Picture in a TV Drama nominees included Squid Game. It competes with American classics like “Euphoria” and “Stranger Things,” which are among the most well-liked works.

For Best Actor in a TV Drama, Lee Jung-jae is up for an award. He stood side by side with well-known Hollywood figures like Jeremy Strong from “Succession.”

The first Korean drama to receive an Emmy nomination is “Squid Game.” Dramas from languages other than English have been nominated to make history. Lee Jung-jae is the first actor from Korea to receive a nomination. Sandra Oh, a Korean-Canadian actress, was also nominated for Best Actress in Emmy Awards this year.

The Emmy Awards are the most prestigious awards in the American broadcasting industry, hosted by the American Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS). It started in 1949, and this year marks its 74th anniversary. It will open on September 12th.

Meanwhile, Squid Game is a Netflix original South Korean survival drama series directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk. Squid Game Season 1 was released worldwide on September 17, 2021.

It is Netflix’s most-watched series, having surpassed Bridgerton for the title of the most-watched show after being the most-watched programme in 94 countries and reaching more than 142 million member households and amassing 1.65 billion viewing hours in its first four weeks of release.

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