Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo and Jung Ho-yeon, stars of the dazzling tube squid game, attended the 27th Critics Choice Awards in Los Angeles. The actors helped present awards at the ceremony and took home two awards for their series.
Netflix’s original Korean drama received three nominations: Best Drama, Best Foreign Language Series, and Best Actor in a Drama Series. Lee won Best Actor, while squid game won Best Foreign Language Series. The award for Best Dramatic Film went to Succession.
In the Best Drama category, squid game also competed Evil, For All Humanity, The Good Fight, Pose, This Is Us and yellow jackets. In the Best Foreign Language Series category, the competition was Acapulco, Call My Agent, Lupin, Money Heist and Narcos: Mexico. Lee was nominated for Best Actor alongside Billy Porter in LaidSterling K. Brown in It’s usMike Colter in Evil, Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong, who both appear in Succession.
squid game the previously presented awards make history by becoming the first non-English series to be nominated for a SAG award. The drama won three awards. Lee won Male Actor for Best Performance in a Drama Series. Jung won the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series. The cast also won the award for Outstanding Action Performance by Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series.
Written by director Hwang Dong-hyuk, squid game follows a group of desperate, debt-ridden individuals as they compete for a cash prize while playing a series of potentially deadly children’s games.
Critics’ Choice Awards recognizes the best movies and TV shows of a given year, as voted on by members of the Critics Choice Association.