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It’s the Korean dawn in Hollywood’: Squid Game Wins a Whopping 4 Emmys, Fans Convinced Squid Game Will Pave the Path for Equally Thrilling Foreign Language Shows

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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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A still from the show

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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.

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Lee Yoo-Mi with her award

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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A still from the show

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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-

Fans are still sad over Lee Yoo-Mi’s character arc in the show-

This user discredited the actor’s success-

This user praised the crew behind the scenes for their impressive work-

This user congratulated the show for winning in the Special Visual Effects Category, and even snuck in his own work in the process-

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.

Source: Twitter

Written by Sang Tonsing

Sang is a content writer for Fandomwire with over 300 published articles. He now has 3 years of experience and counting in content writing. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Political Science at Delhi University.