Emmy Awards: Squid Game Creates History & Gets 14 Nominations Under Various Categories

The entertainment industries across the world wait every year for Emmy Awards. The awards are highly desirable and of international recognition. Every actor, filmmaker and everyone directly or indirectly associated with cinematic projects wish to get nominated & win prestigious awards at least once in their lifetime. 

And on July 12, Emmy Awards officially released the list of nominations for their 2022 award distribution. And one show among many others has grabbed the news headlines across the world. We are talking about Squid Game, which unlike in the past, has managed to become the first-ever non-English show to get a remarkable place in Emmy Awards. 


The Korean show has grabbed a total of 14 nominations under various categories at the Emmy 2022. And some of the nominations are really very prominent. Squid Game is nominated for Outstanding Drama Series, which also includes the U.S. shows; Euphoria, Ozark, Severance, Better Call Saul, Stranger Things, Succession, and Yellowjackets.

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On the other hand, Lee Jung Jae has also been nominated for the Lead Actor in a Drama Series.


And Jung Ho Yeon has grabbed the place in the nominations for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. 


Other actors from Squid Game who have been nominated are Park Hae Soo and Oh Young Soo for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, and Lee Yoo Mi for Guest Actress in a Drama Series.


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Not to forget, the writer and director of Squid Game, Hwang Dong Hyuk has also made headlines. He is in the race to winning Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. And he too has become the first ever native Korean filmmaker to get nominated in the Emmys.


These are not all, as there are many other nominations which have landed in the basket of Squid Game. The other nominations are; Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour or More), Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour), Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music, Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode, and Outstanding Stunt Performance.

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