By Brahmjot Kaur | NBC Asian America
“Squid Game,” Netflix’s hit South Korean series, made history once again after becoming the first non-English series nominated for the Emmys’ outstanding drama series category Tuesday.
Netflix confirmed the accolade and congratulated the series and individual nominations for the cast.
The series was also nominated in 13 other categories, including outstanding lead actor in a drama series for Lee Jung-jae; outstanding directing for a drama series for “Red Light, Green Light,” the first episode; outstanding original main title music for composer Jung Jae-il; outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for Park Hae-soo and Oh Yeong-su respectively; outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for Jung Ho-yeon; outstanding guest actress in a drama series for Lee You-mi; and outstanding writing for a drama series for the creator, writer and director Hwang Dong-hyuk.
Lee Jung-jae, who plays the protagonist Seong Gi-hun, shared his excitement on Instagram, saying, “We couldn’t be more excited to make history today with you all. Congratulations on breaking the glass ceiling for a global series with 14 nominations!”
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‘Squid Game’ makes history as the first non-English series nominated for outstanding drama Emmy