Squid Game is the first foreign-language series and the first Korean series to land an ensemble nomination in the entire SAG Awards history. Competing in the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Squid Game is up against The Handmaid’s Tale, The Morning Show, Succession and Yellowstone.
Meanwhile, actor Lee Jung-jae earned another nomination in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series category alongside Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin and Jeremy Strong for Succession and Billy Crudup for The Morning Show.
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Breakout star Jung Ho-yeon also received her first-ever acting nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series. She’s up against Jennifer Anniston and Reese Witherspoon for The Morning Show, Elisabeth Moss for The Handmaid’s Tale and Sarah Snook for Succession.
Finally, Squid Game also clinched an Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series alongside Cobra Kai, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki and Mare of Easttown.
Since its premiere in September 2021, Squid Game has become a global sensation, becoming Netflix’s most-watched original series. It also became an awards darling, landing three Golden Globes nominations with O bringing home the supporting actor prize, three Critics Choice Awards nominations and one Gotham Award for breakthrough series—all these the first for any Korean show.