"Squid Game" makes history at Emmy Awards
The big picture: The smash-hit show, about a group of people facing financial trouble who play each other in life-or-death games to win money, is the first South Korean series and first television series not in English to win at the awards, the Los Angeles Times notes.
- Hwang Dong-hyuk, creator of Netflix's most-watched series of all time, won the drama directing Emmy — making him both the first Asian and Korean person to win the award, per the L.A. Times.
- Series star Lee Jung-jae became the first Asian actor ever to win in the category of Best Actor in a Drama.
Flashback: "Squid Game" was the first non-English show nominated for an Emmy for best drama series, though that award went to HBO's "Succession" on Monday evening.
- The show received 14 Emmy nominations in total.
Editor's note: This story has been updated to say that Lee Jung-jae is the first Asian actor to win best actor in a drama at the Emmys.