By being nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series at the ’74th Emmy Awards’ Squid Game‘s fame actress Jung Ho-Yeon became the first Korean actress to do so.
Saram Entertainment, Jung Ho-Yeon’s representative, stated: “For her Netflix original series “Squid Game,” Jung Ho-Yeon received a nomination for an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Being nominated for the “Emmy Award,” which is the first acting award in Korea, makes it all the more significant.”
Jung Ho-Yeon completes with Patricia Arquette in “Severance”, Julia Garner in “Ozark”, Ray Seahorn in “Better Call Saul,” Sarah Snook in “Succession,” and Sydney Sweeney in “Euphoria,” who were all selected as nominees for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
Jung Ho-Yeon was therefore the first Korean actor to receive an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. As the fourth Asian actress to receive a nomination (after Tina Chen, Sandra Oh (Canadian, American), and Archie Panjabi), she broke the previous record for being nominated for her first acting role in this category. She is the first Korean actress to receive the nomination.
Jung Ho-Yeon’s “first” record is carried on in this manner. At the “28th American Actors Guild Awards” in February, Jung Ho-Yeon made history by being the first Korean actress to take home the Best Actress Award in a TV Drama Series (SAG). At the 2nd Annual Critics’ Choice Super Awards, she also received the Best Actress in an Action Series Award.
Jung Ho-Yeon also won the Actress of the Year Award at the “20th Director’s Cut Awards,” which are given out in February and chosen nominees and winners only by Korean cinema directors. She was also nominated for the “1st Blue Dragon Series Awards,” which will be held on the 19th, in the category of Best New Actress in a Drama.
Meanwhile, 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 be held in Los Angeles (LA), the USA on September 12th.
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