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‘Squid Game’ lead Lee Jung-jae becomes the first Asian actor to win Best Actor Critics’ Choice Award

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  • “Squid Game” lead Lee Jung-jae made history at the 27th Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday as the first Asian actor to win Best Actor in a Drama Series.
  • The South Korean Netflix original became the most-watched Netflix show of all time with 111 million accounts having streamed the series in the first month of its release.
  • In his acceptance speech, Lee stated. “I cannot express how wonderful I am of… thank you, Netflix.”
  • His error was met with gentle laughter from the audience, who may have understood Lee had intended to say “grateful” rather than “wonderful.”

“Squid Game” main lead Lee Jung-jae became the first Asian actor to win the Best Actor in a Drama Series award at the 27th Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday. 

“Thank you, God,” Lee said after accepting the award onstage. “Thank you very much, Critics’ Choice Awards and everyone who loved and supported ‘Squid Game.’”