Netflix’s big hit “Squid Game” continues its winning streak after getting 14 nominations from the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, making it the first Korean-made TV drama to compete in some of the most sought-after recognitions given by the American award-giving body.
On Tuesday, July 12 (US Time), the Academy of Television Arts and Science unveiled the official list of nominees for the 2022 Emmy Awards to recognize the most amazing TV programs from June 1, 2021 up to May 31, 2022. It includes nominations for “Squid Game,” including the prestigious Outstanding Drama Series awards.
The widely-watched drama will also vie for the acting categories, such as the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series award for Lee Jung Jae, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Jung Ho Yeon, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Oh Yeong Su and Park Hae Soo, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for Outstanding Directing and Writing For Lee You-Mi, and the Outstanding Directing and Writing for a Drama Series for creator Hwang Dong Hyuk.
Aside from being the first Korean-produced TV content to be part of the final list of nominees for the Primetime Emmys, it is also the first foreign language series to compete in the award-giving body’s highest prize.
The show will vie against other highly-raved dramas, including “Euphoria,” “Better Call Saul,” “Stranger Things,” “Severance,” “Yellowjackets,” “Succession,” and “Ozark.”
The drama will also compete for different technical awards, including the Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music, Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour), Outstanding Stung Performance, and the Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour Or More).
The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards will be held live at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles on September 12, 2022.
Source: The Korea Times