January 12, 2022
The Netflix original series “Squid Game” Jan. 12 made history as the first-ever foreign-language TV show nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award. The 2022 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards ceremony takes place Feb. 27.
The South Korean dystopian gameshow thriller “Squid Game” generated four nominations, including Best Drama Series Ensemble, Best Drama Series Actor (Lee Jung-jae), Best Drama Series Actress (Jung Ho-yeon) and Best TV Series Stunt Ensemble.
Since its debut last September, “Squid Game” has become Netflix’s most-watched original program with more than 1.6 billion hours streamed in the first 28 days globally. The tally is nearly bigger than Netflix’s next four most-streamed episodic programs combined: Three seasons of Spain’s “Money Heist,” and the first season of French thriller “Lupin.”
“Squid Game” earned three Golden Globe Awards, including Best TV drama, and Best TV Supporting Actor (O Yeong-su). The series also has three Critics Choice Awards nominations and a win at The Gotham Awards last year for Best Breakthrough Series.