South Korean thriller drama on Netflix “Squid Game” wins two awards at the 27th Critics Choice Awards in 2022. The event reunites the “Squid Game” cast members Lee Jung Jae, Jung Ho Yeon, and Park Hae Soo, who served as presenters at the ceremony.
Squid Game and Actor Lee Jung Jae Took Home “Best Foreign Language Series” and “Best Actor in Drama Series” Awards at the Critics Choice Awards 2022
The 27th annual Critics Choice Awards ceremony in 2022 took place in Los Angeles, California, on March 13 and live aired at 7 p.m. ET.
Earlier, the biggest show ever on Netflix, “Squid Game,” received multiple nominations at the 27th Critics Choice Awards. The nominations were for Best Drama Series, Best Actor (Lee Jung Jae), and Best Foreign Language Series awards. As a result, the South Korean thriller creates more history by winning two out of three awards at the Critics Choice Awards 2022.
Netflix’s “Squid Game” wins the “Best Foreign Language Series” award. The series beat out other popular series such as “Acapulco,” “Lupin,” “Money Heist,” “Narcos: Mexico,” and ‘“Call My Agent!”.
The drama series has been a global phenomenon since its premiere on September 17, 2021. People worldwide got “Squid Game” fever and stuck with everything related to the series. Even Steven Spielberg finished the series in three days, and he gave compliments to director Hwang Dong Hyuk for his works.
Steven Spielberg told #SquidGame creator Hwang Dong-hyuk that he wanted to pick his brain: “He was my hero. I grew up watching his films… He said, ‘I finished the episodes in three days.’ That was the best compliment I ever got.” https://t.co/YlAM9sXfmR pic.twitter.com/3fQKSYqTIF— Variety (@Variety) March 13, 2022
Actor Lee Jung Jae Wins “Best Actor in the Drama Series” Award
Besides winning the “Best Foreign Language Series,” “Squid Game” cast, Lee Jung Jae (456) also creates another history by winning the “Best Actor in the Drama Series” award at the Critics Choice Awards 2022. Recently, actor Lee Jung Jae also took home the “Best Actor” award at SAG Awards 2022.
In the category, Lee Jung Jae beat over Brian Cox (“Succession”), Jeremy Strong (“Succession”), Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”), Billy Porter (“Pose”), and Mike Colter (“Evil”).
Alan Kim of “Minari” Meets Squid Game Squad
Last year, “Minari,” a film by Lee Isaac Chung that follows the story of a Korean family who immigrated to the U.S. The film got nominated in ten categories. Unfortunately, only child-actor Alan Kim won the “Best Young Actor” award.
At the event, Alan Kim met with the cast and director of “Squid Game.” And of course, on the special occasion, they did not miss the opportunity to capture their togetherness.
Seeing them together, we can agree that even though they come from different generations, they have incredible talents and achievements in introducing the Korean wave, especially Korean movies and series, to the international community through their work.
In January, the co-CEO of Netflix, Ted Sarandos, has confirmed that there will be the second season of “Squid Game.” In addition, director Hwang Dong Hyuk also revealed the plot core of the second season.
Congratulation to the “Squid Game” squad!
In the meantime, watch the “Squid Game” cast and director interview below.
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