Los Angeles: Squid Game creator Hwang Dong-hyuk was named Best Director at the 2022 Emmys on Tuesday morning. After accepting the award, Hwang said in his acceptance speech that he “hopes this Emmy won’t be his last,” CNN reported. “On to the second season,” he told the audience.
“Squid Game” actor Lee Jung-jae also made history by winning an Emmy for his starring role as Seong Gi-hun. Lee You-mi won the guest actor award for the show. Aside from that, it also won awards for Outstanding Special Visual Effects, Outstanding Stunt Performance, and Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program.
OUTSTANDING ‼️ ‼️ Congratulations to #SquidGame Star Lee Jung-jae on WINning the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. pic.twitter.com/oxrzin1cTA— Squid Game (@squidgame) September 13, 2022
Squid Game, which became the most watched show of all time on Netflix after debuting in September 2021, is the first non-English language show to be nominated in the main Drama category. Overall, the show received 14 nominations this year, according to E! News. Squid Game tells the story of cash-strapped people who compete in children’s games for a chance to win a large sum of money, but for the losers, death is the only option.
Earlier this year, the creators announced the second season of the Korean thriller show. Netflix released a note from Squid Game writer, director, producer and creator Hwang Dong-hyuk, sharing the news with fans.
In the first tweet, Netflix announced the news by saying, “Red light… GREENLIGHT! Squid Game is officially coming back for Season 2.” In the same thread, Netflix shared the director’s note to fans. The post was captioned: “Hwang Dong-Hyuk, Writer, Director, Producer & Creator of @squidgame, has a message for fans: The message reads, “It has taken 12 years to complete the first season of Squid Game last year to bring to life. But it took 12 days for Squid Game to become the most popular Netflix series of all time. As the writer, director and producer of Squid Game, a big thank you to fans around the world. Thank you for watching and loving our show. And now , Gi-hun returns. The frontman returns. Season 2 is coming. The man in the suit with ddakji might be back. You will also be introduced to Young-hee’s friend Cheoul-su.”