Squid Game was 2021’s unexpected breakout sensation on Netflix. The series is critically acclaimed, with a second and third season in the works following its success. The quality of Korean shows has been gaining more recognition in the West, with Parasite winning four awards at the 92nd Academy Awards, and Minari winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
And now, O Yeong-su, who played Oh Il-nam in Squid Game, has become the first Korean actor to be awarded individually at the Golden Globes. He won the Best Supporting Actor award in the Television division, further cementing South Korea as an entertainment powerhouse.
Other nominees in the category include Billy Crudup and Mark Duplass for their roles in The Morning Show, Kieran Culkin for his role in Succession, and Brett Goldstein for his role in Ted Lasso.
The series itself was nominated for the Best Television Series – Drama award, and Lee Jung-jae, who played the protagonist Seong Gi-hun, was also nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama award.