‘Squid Game’ Becomes First Foreign-Language Series to be Nominated at SAG Awards

“Squid Game” has made history as the first foreign-language series to be nominated at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, earning a total of four nominations.

“Squid Game,” the most watched series on Netflix, was nominated in two ensemble categories at the upcoming 28th annual SAG Awards: best ensemble performance in a drama series and best stunt ensemble in a television series.

Lee Jung-jae, who played Seong Gi-hun, also earned a SAG nomination as best male actor in a drama series.

Jung Ho-yeon, who played Kang Sae-byeok, was also nominated as best female actor in a drama series.

Jung celebrated the nominations in an Instagram post, saying that the ensemble nomination “has made all of our team’s time spent together on ‘Squid Game’ even more valuable.”

“Squid Game” writer and director Hwang Dong-hyuk told online news website Deadline that hearing the SAG nomination was “the happiest moment since we’ve created ‘Squid Game,'”

“The fact not just one or two leading actors were recognized, but the whole cast being nominated as the best ensemble. It brings me great joy as a director, who has cast and created the series, just being nominated,” writer and director,” Hwang said.


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