“Squid Game” Is Only Foreign TV Program To Win A 2021 American Film Institute Award

The American Film Institute has announced the winners of its 2021 AFI Awards, and “Squid Game” was the only foreign TV show among this year’s honorees!

Every year, the American Film Institute (AFI) chooses 10 outstanding movies and 10 outstanding television programs “deemed culturally and artistically representative of this year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image” to receive its annual AFI Awards.

The American Film Institute also chose to bestow additional “Special Awards” in order to recognize works of art that did not fall under the AFI Awards’ criteria. As the AFI Awards are intended to specifically honor achievements in American film and television, the Korean series “Squid Game” received an AFI Special Award for 2021—making it the only foreign TV program to receive an AFI Award this year.

The 2021 AFI Awards honorees will be celebrated in a special private reception on January 7, 2022.

Congratulations to the cast and crew of “Squid Game”!

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