Hwang Dong-hyuk’s Squid Game took the world by storm when it was released on Netflix on September 17, 2021. The survival-thriller drama, with characters that were as lovable as the show, was the most talked about piece of media during the months following its release, and it became Netflix’s most-watched series in its history, quite a feat for a foreign TV series.
Not only that, the series wasn’t just famous out of nowhere. Centered around a class/income divide theme, the show earned critical acclaim as well as the following of fans alike for its brilliant story, acting, well-written characters, and the nail-biting script that carried on for 9 long episodes. Oh also, it’s a Korean literary treasure, with the awards it has won.
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Squid Game’s Award Cabinet Has Just Been Upgraded
The number of nominations received and awards won by Squid Game is astounding, to the point that it has its own Wikipedia page that lists the awards and nominations received by the show.
To name a few of the recognizable awards that the show has won – it includes 1 Golden Globe Award, 3 Screen Actors Guild Awards, 3 Critics Choice Super Awards, 2 Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards, and many others.
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Squid Game ended up adding four other prestigious awards to those long list of awards, and this time it comes from the Emmys. The show won a total of four awards at the 74th Primetime Creative Arts Emmys Awards-
- Lee Yoo-mi won Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for “Gganbu”.
- Chae Kyoung-sun, Gim En-jee, and Kim Jeong-gun won Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour or More) for “Gganbu”.
- Cheong Jai-hoon, Kang Moon-jung, Kim Hye-jin, Jo Hyun-jin, Kim Seong-chul, Lee Jae-bum, Shin Min-soo, Seok Jong-yeon, and Jun Sung-man won Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for “VIPS”
- Lim Tae-hoon, Shim Sang-min, Kim Cha-i, and Lee Tae-young won Outstanding Stunt Performance for “Stick to the Team”.
That’s not all, it has also been nominated in seven different categories for the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, which is set to be held on September 12, 2022.
The show’s critical acclaim and huge fan following around the world have earned it a name among cinema and TV series lovers, and it definitely plans on adding more awards to its roster.
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Squid Game Fans Are Ecstatic About The Show’s Success Following Emmys Swipe
As stated above, the success of the show has earned it a fan-following worldwide, with many of them hoping for a second season as soon as possible from director Hwang Dong-hyuk.
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Fans of the show, who are also big fans of Korean TV shows, and Foreign cinema in general, see a bright future for Foreign movies and TV shows with the path that Squid Game has carved out with its unprecedented success.
Twitter is especially buzzing over the whole thing, here are some tweets following the Emmys swipe from Squid Game-
It was well deserved, says this user-
Sis had literally 5 minutes in the show to work with and she still left a profound lasting impact. This is well deserved imo
— Captain Nemo (@cptnneemo) September 6, 2022
Fans are still sad over Lee Yoo-Mi’s character arc in the show-
Every scene she appeared in got me teary. I just love her😄
— Dunni Thomas (@dunni_thomas) September 5, 2022
This user discredited the actor’s success-
not a random artist winning an award
— dw (@folkglows) September 5, 2022
This user praised the crew behind the scenes for their impressive work-
Not even surprised. Their production design was lit! Congratulations to the entire team!
— CUA (@yocuayyaj) September 5, 2022
This user congratulated the show for winning in the Special Visual Effects Category, and even snuck in his own work in the process-
AMAZING! Congratulations again from the #SquidGrow community 🦑🦑🦑https://t.co/uKVzjlFlaB #SquidGrow 🦑🦑🦑
— JacobNZ (@JacobEngles1) September 5, 2022
The dedication and hard work that Hwang Dong-hyuk put in for over a decade, along with the crew that made this show come to life, made Squid Game an amazing TV show to watch, and one to be remembered for the ages. It deserves all the awards and praises coming its way.
Squid Game is available for streaming on Netflix.