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‘Squid Game,’ Lee Jung-jae, O Yeong-Su (Player 001) land Golden Globe nominations

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    “Squid Game” made history again as the first South Korean TV show to earn nominations at the Golden Globe Awards in its 78-year history. 

    The nominations: Netflix’s top series of all time was recently nominated in three categories at the upcoming 2022 Golden Globe Awards. 

    • The nominations were announced on Dec. 13 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and guest Snoop Dog in a livestreamed ceremony. 
    • “Squid Game” was nominated for Best Drama Series alongside “Lupin,” “The Morning Show,” “Pose” and “Succession.”
    • Lee Jung-jae, who plays the main character Seong Gi-Hun in the show, was also nominated for Best TV Actor in a Drama Series. He is up against Omar Sy from “Lupin,” Billy Porter from “Pose,” and Jeremy Strong and Brian Cox from “Succession.”
    • Fellow actor O Yeong-su, who portrays Oh Il-nam or Player 001, also landed a nomination for the Best Supporting Actor in Television. Fellow nominees include Kieran Culkin from “Succession,” Brett Goldstein from “Ted Lasso” and Billy Crudup and Mark Duplass from “The Morning Show.” 
    • The Golden Globes has previously faced backlash over its lack of diversity among members and its nominations. In response, the association stated, “Recently, the HFPA admitted their largest and most diverse class to date of 21 new members, all of whom are first-time Golden Globe voters” in the description of its YouTube livestreamed nominations announcement
    • “Over the last eight months, the HFPA has completely overhauled its bylaws, implementing sweeping changes from top to bottom that address ethics and code of conduct, diversity, equity and inclusion, governance, membership, and more,” they said.

    The 79th Golden Globe Awards ceremony will be held on Jan. 9, 2022.

    Featured Images via Netflix Asia (left), @from_jjlee (right)

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