This article was originally published on January 13, 2022 and was updated on February 28, 2022.
After being the first foreign-language series and the first Korean series to land an ensemble nomination in the entire SAG Awards history, Squid Game brought home the first award of the night for Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series.
Actor Lee Jung-jae won the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series and described the moment itself as “truly huge”.
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The TV show was also nominated for the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. Succession took home the award.
Breakout star Jung Ho-yeon who earned her first-ever acting nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, also won the award. In her speech, she said, “Thank you so much. I have sat many times watching many of you on screen, dreaming of becoming an actor. You made me dream and opened the doors for me. And I want to say, I love you my Squid Game crew.”
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 of these the first for any Korean show.