“Squid Game” Is The First Korean Drama Awarded At The Gotham Awards With Breakthrough Series Win
“Squid Game” has once again made history!
On November 29 (local time), the ceremony for the 2021 Gotham Awards was held in New York.
“Squid Game” actors Lee Jung Jae and Jung Ho Yeon were in attendance along with the drama’s director Hwang Dong Hyuk and the production company’s CEO Kim Ji Yeon. The drama was nominated for Breakthrough Series – Over 40 Minutes, and Lee Jung Jae was nominated for Outstanding Performance in a New Series.
The “Squid Game” team took the stage as the drama won Breakthrough Series – Over 40 Minutes, making it the first Korean drama to win at the Gotham Awards.
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Director Hwang Dong Hyuk shared, “When I wrote this script, it was 2009, 12 years ago. I did my best, but nobody liked it. People said it’s unrealistic, it’s too violent, it’s absurd, it’s weird. It took 12 years to make this show and show it to the people. And it took less than 12 days to become the No. 1 show on the planet.” He continued, “If there’s a miracle, this is a miracle. It happened to me. The only thing I can say is thank you. Thank you for watching it, and thank you for loving it.”
Congratulations to “Squid Game”!
Watch “Squid Game” win the award at 3:30:00 below: