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Squid Game makes history at the SAG Awards

Squid Game on Sunday became the first non-English series and the first from Korea to make a huge splash at the SAG Awards.

The Screen Actor Guild honored the Netflix hit with three awards, reported US. Lee Jung-Jae and Jung Ho-yeon won for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor and Female Actor in a Drama Series. The series also won for Outstanding Action Performance as a Stunt Ensemble.

“Oh, my. Thank you so much,” said a surprised and excited Lee as he accepted his award on stage with the help of an interpreter. “This is truly huge that this happened to me. I did write something, but I don’t think I’m going to get to reading it.”

“Woa,” said a tearful Jung. “First and foremost, thank you so much. I have sat many times watching you on the big screen dreaming of one day becoming an actor,” she said through an interpreter.

Then in English, she exclaimed, “make me dream and open the door for me and I love you my Squid Game crew!”

Backstage, Lee celebrated the growing impact of entertainment from Korea.

“I think it’s just the beginning. There [is] a lot of amazing Korean content that’s just as entertaining and touching as Squid Game,” he said via an interpreter to Deadline, “so I ask that you look out for [it], show us a lot of love and continue to watch a lot of great Korean content.”

Squid Game became an instant pop culture hit when it debuted on September 17. In January,

Squid Game became an instant pop culture hit when it debuted on September 17. In January,

Squid Game became an instant pop culture hit when it debuted on September 17. In January, the Golden Globe awarded Oh Yeong-su the statuette for Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role on Television.

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