Squid Game’s Lee Yoo-Mi makes history with Creative Arts Emmys win

‘Squid Game’ star Lee Yoo-Mi has become the first Korean actress to bag Creative Arts Emmys trophy for outstanding guest actress in a drama series for her role in the Netflix project.

“Thank you so much for this huge honour. I want to give my thanks to the TV academy especially, a big thanks to my Netflix team as well,” Lee said, via a translator, when accepting the award.

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The actress then added in English: “I’m so very happy, thank you!”

Hwang Dong-hyuk created the series for Netflix; the first season starred Lee Jung-jae (who plays Gi-hun), Park Hae-soo (Sang-woo) and Jung Ho-yeon (Sae-byeok).

And in the win column, the show received SAG Awards honors for male actor (Lee) and female actor (Jung).

Lee also won the Independent Spirit Award for male performance in a new scripted series, and drama actor at the Critics Choice Awards. (Additionally, O Yeong-su won this year’s untelevised Golden Globes for supporting actor in a drama.

Meanwhile, the makers are all set to come up with the second season of ‘Squid Game’, a violent satire in which the marginalisd of society compete for cash in fatal versions of children’s games.

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