The “Squid Game” mania lives on as the blockbuster Netflix series scores a new milestone after making it to the 2022 Emmys.
The long wait is over as the Television Academy announced stars and shows included in the Primetime Emmys nominees. Scheduled to broadcast live on NBC at 8 p.m. Eastern on September 12, the upcoming ceremony will be completely indoors at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Interestingly, “Squid Game” once again showed its influence after scoring not one, not two but multiple nominations at the Emmys 2022. On top of it, the Hwang Dong Hyuk-directed series set another historic move.
Emmys Nominations 2022: ‘Squid Game’ Nominated for 14 Categories
As noted by Variety, HBO’s satirical black comedy-drama “Succession” garnered the most number of nominations after scoring a whopping 25 nods.
It is followed by “Ted Lasso” and “White Lotus” both with 20 nominations while “Hacks” and the mystery series “Only Murders In The Building” got 17.
The hit teen drama “Euphoria” scored 16 nominations while “Squid Game” is among the top shows with the most number of nods after being nominated for a total of 14 categories.
One of which is the Outstanding Drama Series alongside “Euphoria,” “Severance,” “Stranger Things,” “Ozark,” “Succession,” “Yellowjackets” and “Better Call Saul.”
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Interestingly, this nomination made it to history as the first foreign language series to be nominated for the said category.
Here is the complete list of “Squid Game” nominations at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series – Lee Jung Jae
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Park Hae Soo and Oh Young Soo
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Jung Ho Yeon
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series – Lee Yoo Mi
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour or More)
Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour)
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode
Outstanding Stunt Performance.
Lee Jung Jae Thanks Global Audience for Another Best Actor Nomination
Following the announcement of Emmys nominations for 2022, Lee Jung Jae took to social media and expressed his gratitude to the global audience.
The renowned South Korean actor shared a photo on Instagram alongside a caption that says, “I sincerely thank everyone who loves the squid game. And thank you to the Emmy Awards,” tagging the official IG account of Emmys and Squid Game official Instagram.
To recall, this is not the first time that the Netflix show was nominated for an international ceremony.
Lee Jung Jae and Jung Ho Yeon bagged Best Actor and Best Actress at the Screen Actors Guild Award 2022, while Oh Young Soo won Supporting Actor in a Series at Golden Globe Awards 2022, making him the first Korean actor to be awarded individually.
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Written by Geca Wills