Squid Game, Netflix’s most popular series, won three of the four SAG Awards categories it was nominated in on Sunday night.
Squid Game, Netflix’s most popular original series, has won numerous awards since its release and has continued to do so. During the 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night, the Korean dystopian drama won big and took home three statuettes or The Actors.
Netflix’s critically acclaimed series was nominated in four categories, including Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, and Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble. Despite winning the first three categories, Squid Game fell to Succession in the fourth.
Lee Jung-Jae, who portrayed the protagonist Seong Gi-hun in the Korean thriller, received praise for his performance. No one could touch him in the race for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series against the likes of Succession’s Brian Cox and Kieran Culkin and The Morning Show’s Billy Crudup. Through a translator, the surprised actor revealed to the crowd that he had prepared a speech but had doubts that he would be able to deliver it. In the end, he thanked everyone in attendance, including the series’ followers and the Squid Game crew.
Following Lee’s lead was co-star Jung Ho-Yeon, who won The Actor for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her performance as Kang Sae-byeok. She beat Sarah Snook, Elisabeth Moss, Jennifer Aniston, and Reese Witherspoon in the competition. She burst into tears as soon as she stepped in front of the microphone. He assisted her in her conversation with the actors and shared her memories of growing up watching them on the big screen and her aspirations to follow in their footsteps. She thanked him for making her dreams come true and opening the door for her.
A month after its release, Squid Game became Netflix’s most-watched original series. According to Netflix’s October 13 announcement, the series had already been watched by 111 million households since its September 17 premiere, making it Netflix’s most-watched new show.
There were 456 contestants in the show, all of whom were forced to take part in gruesome video games in order to compete for millions of Korean won in prize money. An announcement about the continuation of Squid Game has already been made.