‘Squid Game’ wins first major US award at 2021 Gotham Awards

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The series took home the trophy for the Breakthrough Series – Long Format

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squid game For the first time ever, a major American has taken home the awards at the 2021 Gotham Awards.

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The annual ceremony, hosted by the New York City-based independent filmmaker Project, was held earlier today (Nov. 29 ET) in lower Manhattan. During prize distribution, squid game Taking home the trophy for Breakthrough Series – Long Format, accepted by producer and director Hwang Dong-hyuk.

“When I wrote this script 12 years ago in 2009, I did my best, but nobody liked it – they said it was too violent, absurd, weird,” said Hwang as he accepted the trophy. time limit, “It took less than 12 days [after release] To be the number one show on the planet. ,


It is the popular Netflix K-drama series’ first major US awards show since its September release. The show is also up for the award for the Bingeworthy Show of the Year at the People’s Choice Awards coming up next week on December 7, as well as the Drama Program at the 2021 Rose d’Or Awards.

Furthermore, a spokesperson for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS, also known colloquially as the Television Academy) previously stated that squid game Would be eligible for Primetime Emmy consideration. The next Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony is expected to be held in September 2022.

During the 2021 Gotham Awards, squid game Actor Lee Jung-jae (who played Seong Gi-hyun) was also set to excel in a new series. However, the trophy was eventually awarded to Ethan Hawke. The Good Lord Bird) and Thuso Mbedu (for .) underground Railroad) in a tie.

In other K-drama news, Hwang has confirmed that a second season of the series is on the way. “There is so much pressure, so much demand and so much love for a second season. So I almost feel like you leave us no choice,” he said.

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