Surprising news came from “Squid Game” actor Lee Jung Jae after confirming that he will NOT attend the award ceremony of Golden Globes 2022. So what are the massive issues, and why did Lee Jung Jae decide to skip the 2022 Golden Globes despite its prestigious reputation? Here are the complete details.
“Squid Game” Actor Lee Jung Jae Decided NOT to Attend the 2022 Golden Globes Award Ceremony
There have been innumerable accomplishments that “Squid Game” has achieved in less than a year. From national to multiple international awards, Netflix “Squid Game” becomes a breakthrough standard for Korean dramas and mini-series, especially after receiving THREE nominations for the Golden Globes Awards 2022.
However, on January 5, the agency of “Squid Game” actor Lee Jung Jae stated that he would not attend the 2022 Golden Globes ceremony.
Why Did “Squid Game” Actor Lee Jung Jae Decided NOT to Attend Golden Globes 2022?
Despite being the FIRST Korean actor to enter the Golden Globes nomination in 2022, “Squid Game” actor Lee Jung Jae declared not to attend the ceremony. While this may be shocking to the general public, the whole entertainment industry has reacted differently.
So, why did Lee Jung Jae decide not to attend the 2022 Golden Globes ceremony?
According to the Artist Company agency, while the actor is grateful for the nomination, Lee Jung Jae decided not to attend the 2022 Golden Globes ceremony because he knew that Netflix was not joining the awards due to its HUGE global issues. Besides, there are some other considerations for him as well, including the current COVID-19 and quarantine situations.
“He is immensely grateful to have been nominated in the Best Actor category at the Golden Globes, but he has decided not to attend the ceremony.
He recognizes that Netflix is not participating in the Golden Globes, as has been widely reported worldwide. However, he also made the decision considering other factors like the COVID-19 situation and the quarantine requirements.”Artist Company, the agency of “Squid Game” actor Lee Jung Jae.
What are the MASSIVE ISSUES Revolving Around the Golden Globes 2022?
The American Golden Globes has been famous for its widespread popularity with star-studded nominations. Some even say that it might predict the winners of the most prestigious awards of all time: The Academy Awards.
Furthermore, the Golden Globes award nominees and winners come from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) judge panel. This association consists of worldwide overseas film journalists from various countries.
However, in May 2021, one of American largest stations, NBC, announced that they would NOT air the 2022 Golden Globes. That is because the HFPA who formed the Golden Globes had been receiving boycotts due to its lack of diversity as well as ethical lapses and alleged corruption.
Widespread Boycott Against the 2022 Golden Globes and HFPA
Consequently, there has been a widespread consortium of publicists to boycott the 2022 Golden Globes. That is especially after numerous top-tier film and TV companies, including Amazon, Warner Media, and Netflix, decided to distance themselves from the Golden Globes. Worst, these companies decided to refrain from participating in any project or work with HFPA until these massive issues get resolved.
Along with the film and TV companies, international top celebrities and directors voiced their concerns as well. That is why they also stated that they would neither attend the ceremony nor accept any award they might win.
Moreover, according to Variety’s reports, no celebrities have agreed to participate in the awards. Therefore, they decided to move forward with a small event with neither celebrity presenters nor red carpet.
“Squid Game” Actor Lee Jung Jae Canceled All Trips to the United States
Finally, Lee Jung Jae was previously said to attend the Critics Choice Awards. This event will occur on the same day as the Golden Globes ceremony. However, the “Squid Game” actor eventually canceled all trips to the United States because of the COVID-19 situation.
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