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Squid Game Lead Actor Lee Jung Jae Wins Best Male Performance at 2022 Independent Spirit Awards

Lee Jung Jae, who played Seong Gi Hun in South Korean hit Squid Game, won another award at the 2022 Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California. The Indie Spirit Awards are an annual awards ceremony that honors independent filmmakers. Youn Yuh Jung received the Best Supporting Actress award last year for her role in “Minari.”

Lee Jung Jae’s work in “Squid Game” won him the award for Best Male Performance in a New Scripted Series at the 37th “Film Independent Spirit Awards” on March 6. Due to an earlier engagement, Lee Jung Jae was unable to attend the ceremony and instead delivered his acceptance speech via pre-recorded video.

The show centers on a competition in which 456 contestants, all deeply in debt, risk their lives playing a series of deadly children’s games for the chance to win a $45.6 billion prize.[a]. The title of the series is based on a Korean children’s game of the same name. Hwang was inspired by his early economic problems as well as the difference in social classes in South Korea. Even though he first wrote it in 2009, he was unable to find a production company willing to fund the project until Netflix showed interest in it in 2019 as part of its efforts to expand its international programming offerings.

Squid Game was released to acclaim and international attention on September 17, 2021. It is Netflix’s most-watched series, having overtaken Bridgerton for the title of most-watched show after being the most-watched show ever. most-watched in 94 countries and reaching more than 142 million member households and accumulating 1.65 billion hours of viewing in its first four weeks of broadcast.

“Thank you for giving me this meaningful award and loving ‘Squid Game’,” he continued, “As many people around the world love ‘Squid Game’, many are wondering when Season 2 will arrive. Hold on a little tighter. And thank you again.” He added, “Thank you to the ‘Squid Game’ team, Netflix and all the viewers.”