Korean legendary series, “Squid Game” has yet set another amazing record in the Kdrama history! Squid Game has become the FIRST Korean drama to win “Breakthrough Series” at the 2021 Gotham Awards. According to the Squid Game director, this is truly a miracle. Why? Let’s find out!
Squid Game: The FIRST Korean Drama to win “Breakthrough Series” at the Gotham Awards 2021
If Kpop has BTS, then their equivalent in Kdrama is probably Netflix “Squid Game”. Not only the drama has lifted the popularity of its actors and South Korean children’s games, the drama has also broken various records. And today, Squid Game has made another one by becoming the FIRST Korean drama to win “Breakthrough Series” at the 2021 Gotham Awards.
On November 29 local time, the Gotham Awards 2021 announced “Squid Game” to be the winner of the “Breakthrough Series” awards for films over 40 minutes.
Breakthrough Series – Over 40 Minutes Winner: SQUID GAME #GothamAwards pic.twitter.com/TCC1Bz7jX0— The Gotham (Formerly IFP) (@weare_thegotham) November 30, 2021
The Korean Netflix series was among the prestigious titles nominated for the awards, along with Lee Jung Jae as one of the nominees for Outstanding Performance in a New Series. Then, defeating the powerful competitors in the nomination, “Squid Game” becomes the FIRST Korean drama to win Gotham Awards 2021 under “Breakthrough Series” over 40 minutes.
Director Hwang Dong Hyuk: “This is a Miracle!”
Furthermore, attending the award ceremony in New York on behalf of the cast and crew were actors Lee Jung Jae, Jung Ho Yeon, CEO Kim Ji Yeon, and “Squid Game” director Hwang Dong Hyuk.
Then, during his acceptance speech, director Hwang Dong Hyuk shared that “Squid Game” is a miracle to him. That’s because it took 12 years to make the show after receiving so many criticisms and rejections. But once the show started airing, “Squid Game” became one of the world’s most prominent series in less than 12 days.
Director Hwang Dong Hyuk Comments on YouTube Gamers Version of Squid Game
Moreover, during an interview with an international media, director Hwang Dong Hyuk also commented about YouTube gamers’ version of “Squid Game”. When the question appeared in the interview, the director laughed. He mentioned that he had watched some of them and he loved it!
After all, the success of Netflix “Squid Game” is just extremely historical that the director Hwang Dong Hyuk couldn’t help but make the second season!
“You Leave Us No Choice!”: Netflix “Squid Game” Director Confirmed There WILL Be Season 2, But WHEN? https://t.co/6a5HzU6Z1f #Kpop #KPopnews #kdrama #SquidGame #squidgamenetflix #Netflix #NetflixSquidGame #SquidGameSeason2 #SquidGame2 #SquidGames #Round6 #KoreanUpdates #kdramas— KPOPPOST (@kpopppost) November 11, 2021
Congratulations for the cast and crew of Netflix “Squid Game”! We are all incredibly proud of your achievements!
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