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Marking yet another record in history, Netflix ‘Squid Game’ becomes the FIRST non-English and Korean series to receive not only one but FOUR nominations for the 28th SAG Awards 2022. Here are the complete details for the nominees and categories.
Netflix ‘Squid Game’: FIRST Non-English and Korean Series to Receive Nominations for 28th SAG Awards 2022
Kdrama fans, Netflix ‘Squid Game’ era has just started to reach its peak point! After Gotham Awards and AFI Awards 2021, Netflix ‘Squid Game’ has once again marked their name in history as the first non-English and Korean Series to receive nominations for the 28th SAG Awards 2022.
On January 12 local time, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards official Twitter account announced the complete list of nominees for their 2022 awards. In this announcement, Netflix ‘Squid Game’ became the FIRST non-English and Korean series to receive nominations for the 28th SAG Awards 2022.
Not One but FOUR Nominations!
Furthermore, as the first Non-English and Korean Series in the 28th SAG Awards 2022, Netflix ‘Squid Game’ managed to dominate with not only one but FOUR nominations. On top of that, Netflix ‘Squid Game’ will have to compete with big names in the industry for each category. Who are they? Check out the complete details of the four nominations below.
Netflix ‘Squid Game’ Nominated for ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series’
First, all cast members of Netflix ‘Squid Game’ have received nominations for ‘Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series’. In this category, Netflix ‘Squid Game’ will be up against ‘The Morning Show’, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, ‘Yellowstone’, and ‘Succession’.
#SquidGame made history as the first non-English series and first Korean series to be nominated for the @SAGawards.— Squid Game (@squidgame) January 12, 2022
Congratulations to the cast, nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series from the Screen Actors Guild. #SAGAwards pic.twitter.com/FNqarn58j6
Lee Jung Jae as ‘Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series’ Nominee
Secondly, we have Netflix ‘Squid Game’ male lead, Lee Jung Jae, as a nominee for ‘Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in Drama Series’ of the 28th SAG Awards 2022. Lee Jung Jae will compete against prominent names in the industry, including Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, and Jeremy Strong from ‘Succession’, as well as Billy Crudup from ‘The Morning Show’.
“Being nominated at the SAG Awards, I decided to refresh my mind into thinking: I’m a newbie now! I’m a fresh new face on the scene. And I’m particularly excited to receive nominations alongside my cast as the best ensemble as well as the nomination for the stunt ensemble. It is just a great honor for all of us.”Lee Jung Jae to Variety.
Jung Ho Yeon for ‘Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series’ Nominations
Next, we have our girl crush, Kang Saebyeok actress Jung Ho Yeon, nominated for the ‘Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series’ of the 28th SAG Awards 2022. Although she may be quite new in the television industry, Jung Ho Yeon will be facing prominent names like Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon from ‘The Morning Show’, Sarah Snook from ‘Succession’, and Elisabeth Moss from ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’.
“Working on this series and acting for the first time, I thought about how creating something ‘together,’ and ‘as an ensemble’ just might be the true value of our society. I feel empowered to be reminded of how ‘together’ is more precious than a solo achievement.”Jung Ho Yeon to Variety.
Wow! Way to go, Jung Ho Yeon!
‘Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series’ Category
Last but not least, Netflix ‘Squid Game’ also receive nominations in ‘Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series’ at the 28th SAG Awards 2022 for its fantastic stunt performance. So, between ‘Cobra Kai’, ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’, ‘Loki’, and ‘Mare of Easttown’, do you think Netflix ‘Squid Game’ will be able to defeat them, Kdrama fans?
28th SAG Awards 2022 Nominations Reflect Netflix ‘Squid Game’ Achievements as a Team
Finally, Netflix ‘Squid Game’ receiving four nominations for the 28th SAG Awards 2022 was one of the happiest moments for Director Hwang Dong Hyuk and his team. He stated that it was great honor that ‘Squid Game’ not only received solo nominations but also as the whole crew, including the stunt ensemble.
“Since we released the show ‘Squid Game,’ we have experienced many surprising events. But today’s nomination for four categories with the SAG has to be one of the most stunning and happiest moments we’ve experienced.
I’m incredibly honored in that it’s not only one or two lead actors that were recognized, but the entire ensemble was nominated, as well as the stunt ensemble, which is truly a great honor. And it’s great that I’m able to thank every single one of the crew and the cast that I’ve worked so hard on ‘Squid Game.’”Director Hwang Dong Hyuk to Variety.
Finally, which of these award categories do you think ‘Squid Game’ can secure, Kdrama fans? Will ‘Squid Game’ be able to break the record like ‘Minari’ did last year? Please share your thought in the comments and stay with Kpoppost for future updates.
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