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Squid Game makes history as first foreign-language TV series to receive SAG award nomination

Squid Game makes history as first foreign-language TV series to receive SAG award nomination
The talented ensemble have been recognised for their performances (Picture: Youngkyu Park/Netflix)

Squid Game has made history at the Screen Actors Guild awards, becoming the first foreign-language and first Korean TV series to receive a nomination.

The Netflix show took the world by storm when it was released on the streaming platform last year, with viewers becoming absorbed by the story of a group of people in severe debt who agree to take part in a sadistic, life-threatening game for the chance to win an unimaginable fortune.

The drama will be returning for season two, with creator Hwang Dong-hyuk recently stating that they were ‘almost left with no choice’ to continue the story due to ‘so much demand’.

The nominations for the 2022 SAG Awards were announced on Wednesday, with the ceremony due to take place next month.

Among the shows recognised was Squid Game with several nominations, including the accolade for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

‘#SquidGame made history as the first non-English series and first Korean series to be nominated for the @SAGawards,’ wrote the Twitter account for the SAG Awards.

 

‘Congratulations to the cast, nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series from the Screen Actors Guild.’

In addition to the ensemble prize, Squid Game star Jung Ho-yeon has been nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, Lee Jung-jae has been nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series and the cast and crew were nominated for Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble.

Several fans celebrated the thriller being nominated and making history, with one saying: ‘I tell you I screamed so loudly when I saw this! So well deserved!’

‘Deserved!! Absolutely love that Kdramas are finally getting more recognition, bout damn time!’ someone else tweeted, while another commented: ‘OMG CONGRATULATIONS!!!! So well deserved! Everyone was outstanding in their roles! Fingers crossed for a win!’

In a post shared on Instagram, Jung Ho-yeon, who played Kang Sae-byeok, expressed her excitement over the ensemble nomination, writing in her caption: ‘I feel empowered to be reminded of how “together” is more precious than a solo achievement.’

‘I was truly taken by surprise that I was nominated. I’m just happy knowing that my photo is going to appear alongside that of Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Elisabeth Moss, and Sarah Snook. Thank you to everyone who voted!’ she said.

Lee Jung-jae, who portrayed Seong Gi-hun, said he was ‘speechless and beyond excited to be nominated, not just individually but for our entire Squid Game team’.

‘I vividly remember the precious moments we shared together, putting in all the hard work to film the intense six rounds of games. On top of the unforgettable memories we share, today’s SAG Awards nominations will be remembered as a precious and touching moment,’ he said.

‘Thank you so much to the members of SAG-AFTRA. I am so humbled and want to share this moment with all the fans of Squid Game who have faith in justice and love, we as people cherish.’

Squid Game is available to watch on Netflix.



SAG Awards 2022 – full nominations list

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus)

Oscar Isaac (Scenes From a Marriage)

Michael Keaton (Dopesick)

Ewan McGregor (Halston)

Evan Peters (Mare of Easttown)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus)

Cynthia Erivo (Genius: Aretha)

Margaret Qualley (Maid)

Jean Smart (Mare of Easttown)

Kate Winslet (Mare of Easttown)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)

Brett Goldstein (Ted Lasso)

Steve Martin (Only Murders in the Building)

Martin Short (Only Murders in the Building)

Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Elle Fanning (The Great)

Sandra Oh (The Chair)

Jean Smart (Hacks)

Juno Temple (Ted Lasso)

Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

The Great (Hulu)

Hacks (HBO Max)

The Kominsky Method (Netflix)

Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)

Ted Lasso (Apple TV Plus)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Brian Cox (Succession)

Billy Crudup (The Morning Show)

Kieran Culkin (Succession)

Lee Jung-Jae (Squid Game)

Jeremy Strong (Succession)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show)

Jung Ho-yeon (Squid Game)

Elizabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Sarah Snook (Succession)

Reese Witherspoon (The Morning Show)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

The Morning Show (Apple TV Plus)

Squid Game (Netflix)

Succession (HBO)

Yellowstone (Paramount Network)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Caitríona Balfe (Belfast)

Cate Blanchett (Nightmare Alley)

Ariana DeBose (West Side Story)

Kirsten Dunst (The Power of the Dog)

Ruth Negga (Passing)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Ben Affleck (The Tender Bar)

Bradley Cooper (Licorice Pizza)

Troy Kotsur (CODA)

Jared Leto (House of Gucci)

Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of the Dog)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye)

Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter)

Lady Gaga (House of Gucci)

Jennifer Hudson (Respect)

Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Javier Bardem (Being the Ricardos)

Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog)

Andrew Garfield (Tick, Tick … Boom!)

Will Smith (King Richard)

Denzel Washington (The Tragedy of Macbeth)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Belfast (Focus Features)

CODA (Apple Original Films)

Don’t Look Up (Netflix)

House of Gucci (MGM/United Artists Releasing)

King Richard (Warner Bros)

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Black Widow

Dune

The Matrix Resurrections

No Time To Die

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series

Cobra Kai

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Loki

Mare of Easttown

Squid Game

 


Credit: Original article published here.You can read this post on My Celebrity Life.

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