‘Squid Game’ becomes first South Korean show to be nominated for Critics Choice Award

Squid Game Critics Choice Nomination

The Netflix hit series “Squid Game” is the first South Korean TV show to be nominated for a Critics Choice Award in its 27-year history.

The nominations: Netflix’s top series of all time landed three nominations at the upcoming 2022 Critics Choice Awards, as was announced on Dec 6.

  • “Squid Game” was nominated for Best Drama Series alongside “Evil,” “For All Mankind,” “The Good Fight,” “Pose,” “Succession,” “This Is Us” and “Yellowjackets.”
  • The K-drama also landed a spot in the Best Foreign Language Series category. Fellow nominees included “Acapulco,” “Call My Agent!,” “Lupin,” “Money Heist” and “Narcos: Mexico.” 
  • Lee Jung-jae, who plays the main character “Seong Gi-Hun” in the Netflix show, was nominated for Best Actor in a Drama Series as the only non-English-speaking nominee. Other nominees include Sterling K. Brown, Mike Colter, Brian Cox, Billy Porter and Jeremy Strong. 
  • “Squid Game” recently won its first major US award when it took  home the trophy for Breakthrough Series – Long Form at the 2021 Gotham Awards, as NME reported. 

The 27th Critics Choice Awards ceremony will be held on Jan. 9, 2022, at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles. It will be broadcasted live on The CW and TBS television networks from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm ET. 

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