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Squid Game's Lee Jung Jae Wins Outstanding Lead Actor At Emmys


The global smash hit Netflix series Squid Game is still racking up the awards a year after its finale! Lead actor Lee Jung Jae won outstanding actor in a drama series and director Hwang Dong Hyuk took the top director award for the same genre.


Lee Jung Jae and director Hwang Dong Hyuk holding up their Emmys (Reuters)
Lee Jung Jae and director Hwang Dong Hyuk holding up their Emmys (Reuters)

The actor thanked God, Netflix, and his director for making a realistic problem come to life in the dystopian series which became Netflix's biggest show. Squid Game garnered much international attention after becoming Netflix's most-watched series, becoming the top-viewed program in 94 countries and attracting more than 142 million member households during its first four weeks from its debut.



Lee Jung Jae was also accompanied by several of the main cast members of Squid Game on the red carpet entering the awards show.


The cast of "Squid Game" walk the red carpet of the Emmys 2022 (AP)
The cast of "Squid Game" walk the red carpet of the Emmys 2022 (AP)

Lee Jung Jae & Jung Ho Yeon present the award for outstanding variety sketch (AFP - Yonhap) 2022 Emmy Awards
Lee Jung Jae & Jung Ho Yeon present the award for outstanding variety sketch (AFP - Yonhap)

Scenes from "Squid Game" are shown as Lee Jung Jae & Jung Ho Yeon step on stage to present the award for outstanding variety sketch (AFP - Yonhap) 2022 Emmy Awards
Scenes from "Squid Game" are shown as Lee Jung Jae & Jung Ho Yeon step on stage to present the award for outstanding variety sketch (AFP - Yonhap)

The series is scheduled to be renewed for a second season and is scheduled to be released by late 2023 or early 2024. Netflix is currently developing a reality competition program based on 456 contestants competing for $4.56 million in the UK! Find out more details about this in our article!

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