Squid Game Makes History at 2022 SAG Awards

After making history during the nominations, Netflix's Squid Game continues to break records at the 2022 SAG Awards.

By Cydney Contreras Feb 28, 2022 1:51 AMTags
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Netflix's Squid Game continues to break records.

The 2022 SAG Awards saw the Korean TV show win Outstanding Action Performance as a Stunt Ensemble. Moreover, Lee Jung-Jae took home the actor for Outstanding Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series, as did Jung Ho-Yeon for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series.

The series is additionally nominated for Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

Squid Game has already made history as the first Korean TV show and first foreign-language series to be nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award. In a statement, show creator Hwang Dong-hyuk said, "As the director of Squid Game, today has to be the happiest moment. I am reminded of all the days spent on first meetings with the cast, the auditions, visiting theaters to see their performances, the script readings, rehearsals and the days on set."

"I want to truly thank not only the cast who have been nominated today but also all of the supporting and the near-300 background talent," he continued. "Squid Game would never have been what it became without the devotion and hard work of every single one of you. You deserve all the glory and credit."

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Netflix treated viewers to the gripping series in September 2021, with the show quickly racking up millions of views in a matter of weeks. By Oct. 28, the show had been streamed over 3 billion minutes across the globe. This feat has only been accomplished by five other Netflix series: YouTiger KingOzarkThe Umbrella Academy and The Crown.

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The cast, which includes Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Jung Ho-yeon, O Yeong-suHeo Sung-tae and more, has since made the rounds on the award show circuit. At the Golden Globes, O Yeong-su made history as the first Korean actor to win a Golden Globe, earning an award for Best Supporting Actor in the Television category.

And there's no doubt we'll be seeing more of these stars as the series has been renewed for a second season. In January, Netflix's co-CEO and chief content officer teased, "The Squid Game universe has just begun."

Squid Game is streaming now on Netflix.

For a full recap of the 2024 SAG Awards, visit E! Online's Screen Actors Guild page for every fashion photo, winner and OMG moment.