SAG Awards 2022: ‘Squid Game’ stars Lee Jung-jae, Jang Ho-yeon express happiness over victory
Seoul: South Korean show ‘Squid Game’ was awarded with several awards at the recently held SAG Awards ceremony. Actor Lee Jung-jae, the main protagonist of the hit Netflix series, won the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series award. Jang Ho-yeon also won her first SAG Award in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor.
Excited to receive the coveted trophy, Lee Jung-jae said, “Thank you so much. It’s really huge that this has happened to me. I appreciate the global fans for your love for ‘Squid Game’ “
Jang Ho-yeon also expressed his happiness on receiving the award.
“I have seen many actors on screen and dreamed of becoming an actor. It is a great honor for me that I am standing here,” she said.
In the Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a TV Series category, “Squid Game” emerged victorious over “Easttown’s Mare”, “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”, “Loki” and “Cobra Kai”.
Produced and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, `Squid Game` revolves around a competition where 456 players, all of whom are in deep financial debt, play a series of deadly children’s games for a chance to win prizes. For risking their lives. 45.6 billion money.
It has become the most-watched drama on Netflix with over 111 million subscribers in 17 days since its release last year.