“Squid Game” Star O Yeong-su Wins Best Supporting Actor at Golden Globes

By Yoonjung Seo and Toyin Owoseje, CNN

(CNN) – “Squid game“Star O Yeong-su made history after becoming the first Korean actor to win a Golden Globe.

The 77-year-old South Korean star, who plays Oh II-nam, also known as Player 001, in the hit Netflix series, defeated Billy Crudup (“The Morning Show”), Kieran Culkin (“Succession” ), Mark Duplass (“The Morning Show”) and Brett Goldstein (“Ted Lasso”) to win the award for best supporting actor on television on Sunday.

His victory was announced in a private ceremony broadcast online without famous presenters or speeches. Organizers previously announced that this year’s Golden Globes will be a case reduced following a controversy on a lack of diversity among members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and other ethical issues related to financial benefits.

“O Yeong-su wins Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie! While O Yeong-su is a respected stage actor in his native South Korea, her nod to the Globe is her first-ever major awards nomination, ”the Golden Globes posted on its website.

O’s “Squid Game” teammate Lee Byung-hun congratulated him on Instagram, saying, “Well done!”

Its triumph marks the first time a Korean television drama or actor has been nominated and won a Golden Globe.

“Squid Game” – created by Hwang Dong-hyuk – is a dystopian series in which desperate cash contestants play deadly children’s games to win cash prizes.

In October, Netflix confirmed the show was its “greatest series ever to launch” after its September 17th debut.

Following the drama’s massive success, Hwang and Netflix confirmed that there was discussions about a second season but that one had not yet been confirmed.

O revealed in a South Korean television interview in September that her life has changed significantly since appearing on the show.

“I feel like I’m in the air. So I’m trying to calm myself down now so I can hold myself back,” he said, adding, “When I go to cafes or other places, I get embarrassed. Being a famous actor was tough too. “

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