Actor Lee Jung Jae has won another international award for his acting in Squid Game. This time, he won the 27th Critics’ Choice Awards.
The Critics’ Choice Awards event this time was held in Los Angeles, California on March 13, 2022 local time. Lee Jung Jae was awarded the Best Actor in a Drama Series award.
The award made Lee Jung Jae the first actor from South Korea to receive the award. Lee Jung Jae managed to beat a number of big names such as Sterling K. Brown (This is Us), Mike Colter (Evil), Brian Cox (Succession), Billy Porter (Pose), and Jeremy Strong (Succession).
In his victory speech, Lee Jung Jae expressed his gratitude to those who have supported Squid Game. He admitted that it was difficult for him to speak after receiving the victory.
“Thank you, God. Thank you to everyone who has supported the Squid Game. I’m hard for words. Thank you,” he concluded.
Not only that, Squid Game also brought home the Best Foreign Language Series trophy. They managed to beat other popular non-English-language serials such as Money Heist, Lupine, Narcos: Mexico, Call My Agent!, and Acapulco.
Thus, Squid Game took home 2 trophies from 3 categories that were nominated at the Critics’ Choice Awards. In addition to Best Actor in a Drama Series and Best Foreign Language Series, Squid Game was also nominated in the Best Drama Series category.
For the Best Drama Series category at the 27th Critics’ Choice Awards, the winner went to Succession.
Squid Game is a Netflix original series about a mysterious game with a prize pool of 45.6 billion Won. However, the participants, totaling 456 people, must be willing to risk their lives to win the prize.