Squid Game fans, rejoice! O Yeong-Su (Player 001) won the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role category at 2022's Golden Globes. The Netflix hit bagged three nominations at the awards ceremony but lost the Best TV Drama Series award to Succession. Meanwhile, the drama's star Lee Jung-Jae (Gi-Hun/Player 467) was beaten by Succession's Jeremy Strong for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series-Drama.
Even so, this still makes Squid Game the first South Korean TV show to be nominated in the Western-dominated awards ceremony. Aside from Succession, it competed against Lupin starring Idris Elba, The Morning Show starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, and Pose starring Billy Porter.
Other winners include Dune, which stars Zendaya and Timothee Chalamet, for Best Original Score; West Side Story's Rachel Zegler for Best Actress in a Motion Picture for Musical or Comedy, and Power Of The Dog, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst, for Best Motion Picture Drama and its director Jane Campion as Best Director.
Golden Globes 2022 was not televised. This is NBC’s response to various controversies the awards show was embroiled in last year, including the revelation that the judging panel had zero Black members resulting in a lack of diversity, as well as 30 members of the panel receiving bribes from Emily In Paris’ creators.
Whatever your take is on the issue, it’s still hard to look away from these brilliant works that are all worthy of recognition, whether they bagged the awards for their respective nominations or not.
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