Almost a year after its conclusion, Netflix's Squid Game continues to make history! On July 12, the Emmy Awards officially announced this year's nominees. 'Squid Game' was nominated for an incredible record of 14 nominations for the 2022 Emmy Awards!
The Netflix survival thriller drama was nominated for top drama series on Tuesday. The hit series is the first non-English language drama to be nominated for an Emmy. It will be going against the popular U.S. shows Better Call Saul, Euphoria, Ozark, Severance, Stranger Things, Succession, and Yellowjackets.
Check out this short news clip of all the nominees!
Moreover, five cast members of Squid Game were nominated for acting awards, making them the first native Koreans to be nominated for their respective categories.
Lee Jung Jae is running for Lead Actor in a Drama Series. His leading role as a desperate father trying to make things right for his family in the drama has given the drama such a "human" feel and something everyone can relate to. Jung Ho Yeon has been nominated for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Park Hae Soo and Oh Young Soo are both in the running for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, and Lee Yoo Mi is up for Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
Director Hwang Dong Hyuk has also become the first native Korean to earn Emmy nominations for directing and writing, getting nominations for both Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.
Other awards for which Squid Game has been nominated this year include Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour or More), Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour), Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music, Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode, and Outstanding Stunt Performance.
Congratulations to everyone that was nominated and all the hard-working crew members that made this wonderful show happen! Let us know are you excited to hear this news! This is great for Korean dramas and the future of the Korean entertainment industry!