On Sunday, March 13th, the Critics Choice Awards took place, where Squid Game cast members Lee Jung-jae, Jung Ho-yeon and Park Hae-soo were in attendance.
The 27th Critics Choice Awards were held in Los Angeles, and the Squid Game cast members took home two awards over the course of the evening.
Lee Jung-jae won Best Actor In A Drama Series for his performance. In his acceptance speech, he said, “I’m grateful to an extent I can’t express. I’m grateful to Netflix and Squid Game.”
Just a month earlier, Lee Jung-jae also made history by being one of the first actors in a non-English-language series to win an acting prize at the annual SAG Awards, alongside his co-star Jung Ho-yeon. The actors took home the prizes for Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Drama Series and Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Drama Series respectively.
However, the count isn’t over yet, as Squid Game swept on yet another category of the SAG awards before the end of the night. They also took home Outstanding Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Television Series.
At the Critics Choice Awards, however, the show also took home an award for Best Foreign Language Series, beating out other Netflix contenders such as Money Heist and Lupin.
Although they’ve taken more awards home with other ceremonies before, the Critics Choice Awards are a big deal, and the series is clearly still making history with every accolade collected.
Not only does this bode well for foreign-language series’ to continue to shine, but it also brings a bit more attention to Netflix originals, which have already done a great deal to prove their place at award shows like this one.
If you’ve yet to check out what all the hype is about, you can stream Squid Game on Netflix right now.