“Squid Game” Wins South Korea’s First Screen Actors Guild Awards

“Squid Game” just made history at the 2022 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards today! Bagging two major awards, this is the first time for a non-English television series and a Korean television show to win at the SAG Awards.

Squid Game Lee Jung jae

Photo from Netflix

Stars Lee Jung-Jae (Seong Gi-Hun/Player 456) and Jung Ho-Yeon (Kang Sae-Byeok/Player 067) took home their first SAG win! They were awarded Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor and Female Actor (respectively) in a Drama Series.

Watch Lee Jung-Jae’s acceptance speech below:

Lee beat Brian Cox (Succession), Billy Crudup (The Morning Show), Kieran Culkin (Succession), and Jeremy Strong (Succession).


Watch Jung Ho-Yeon’s acceptance speech below:

Meanwhile, Jung beat Jennifer Aniston (The Morning show), Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), Sarah Snook (Succession), and Reese Witherspoon (The Morning Show).


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The Netflix series was also nominated for the Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series category. However, it was awarded to “Succession.

“Squid Game” is a survival thriller series that premiered in September 2021. It is confirmed to have a second season.


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