Lee Jung-jae wins ‘Lead Actor in a Drama Series’ Emmy for ‘Squid Game’, creates history

It was a historical moment at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards as Lee Jung-jae became the first ever Asian to win the ‘Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series’ Emmy. He got the award for his performance in the Netflix show ‘Squid Game’.

Furthermore, Hwang Dong-hyuk won the Emmy for ‘Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series’ and ‘Squid Game’ took home a total of six awards.

The show follows a huge group of financially troubled people who sign up for a series of children’s games in hopes of winning the ₩45.6 billion grand prize. Things take a turn for the worse when they realise that losing a game will result in their death’. The show will soon return for a second season.

Netflix also won Emmys via ‘Stranger Things’ (5), ‘Arcane’ (4), ‘Love on the Spectrum’ (3) and Julia Garner’s ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series’ win for ‘Ozark’. The streamer took home a total of 26 Emmys this year.

Here is Lee Jung-jae’s celebratory moment from the ceremony:

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