Lee Jung-jae and Jung Ho-yeon become first Asians to win top acting category in SAG

2022.02.28 14:27:57 | 2022.02.28 15:05:11

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South Korean stars Lee Jung-jae and Jung Ho-yeon of Netflix’s global smash-hit series ‘Squid Game’ became the first from non-English category to pick up top acting trophies from U.S. Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.

Actor Lee Jung-jae made the breakthrough in top male actor in drama Series and actress Jung Ho-yeon won in the female category at the 28th Annual SAG Awards held Los Angeles on Sunday.

This is not only the first Korean SAG awards, but also the first for non-English series.

Lee Jung-jae for his Player 456 role in Squid Game is also the first actor from Asia to receive individual nominations for best actor across three major award shows – the Critics` Choice Television Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, and the SAG awards.

Lee beat out Brian Cox (Succession), Billy Crudup (The Morning Show), Kieran Culkin (Succession), and Jeremy Strong (Succession) for the award.

Jung Ho-yeon bested the likes of Jennifer Anniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Elizabeth Moss to clinch her SAG award for best actress in a TV show.

Squid Game had been the first Korean TV series and the first foreign-language show to be nominated for a SAG Award. It was the most-watched series in the history of Netflix in its four weeks on the streamer.

Squid Game won for Outstanding Action Performance as a Stunt Ensemble and was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

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