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Squid Game: Lee Jung-Jae, the star of Squid Game, breaks new ground winning Emmy As the lead actor in a drama series

Squid Game: The dystopian series, which At the Monday Emmy Awards, the Netflix hit “Squid Game” won numerous prizes, including outstanding lead actor in a drama series for South Korean actor Lee Jung-jae and outstanding director for the same show for Hwang Dong-hyuk was set in Seoul and became the most popular programme in Netflix history, had hundreds of players playing lethal kid games for cash rewards.Lee took on the role of Player 456, a single father who entered the game but lost.

Following the presentation of his trophy, Lee commended filmmaker Hwang for “creatively bringing a realistic subject we all confront to the screen with a fantastic script and amazing images.”

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Lee is the first South Korean performer to take home the award for outstanding main actor.

Hwang expressed his hope that it wouldn’t be his last Emmy for outstanding directing in a drama series.

“for making a realistic problem we all face come to life so creatively on the screen with a great script and amazing visuals.” The actor hailed the show’s creator Hwang Dong-hyuk.

Additionally, he said thanks to God, the TV Academy, and Netflix in that order at the beginning of his address.

Lee responded, “That shows that the world is just one giant network now without any silos,” when asked by Deadline’s Pete Hammond in Cannes what it was like to become a worldwide recognised star overnight after 30 years in the profession in Korea. I could definitely sense that.

I still feel like I’m living a dream, he said afterward.

That was prior to the Emmy victory.

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Earlier this year, he took home the SAG Award in the same field.

Squid Game received an Emmy nomination for best writing this year, making it the first non-English-language programme to do so in the major drama category. The Korean mega-hit received nominations for Lee and the Outstanding Drama Series category. The series received 14 nominations in total.

Squid Game was only intended to last for one season, but its enormous popularity has caused things to change. For Season 2, Lee and Hwang will both return. According to Hwang, who spoke to Deadline at the Emmys tonight, Lee’s character Seong Gi-hun, also known as Number 456, will seek vengeance in the following season.

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