‘Squid Game’ Makes History By Winning Two Critics’ Choice Awards

Squid Game Critics Choice Awards
Park Hae-soo, from left, HoYeon Jung, and Lee Jung-jae present the award for best actress in a limited series or made for television movie at the 27th annual Critics Choice Awards on Sunday, March 13, 2022, at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Squid Game Critics Choice Awards
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Squid Game has just bagged two big trophies at the 2022 Critics’ Choice Awards.

At the ceremony held in Los Angeles on Sunday the 13th, the smash-hit Netflix series nabbed the best foreign language series in television over the Mexican comedy Acapulco, the French comedy-drama Call My Agent!, the French thriller Lupin, the Spanish crime action series Money Heist and the American-Mexican crime drama Narcos: Mexico.

Many expected the win to come easily as the show has been a global phenomenon with record-breaking watch time.

Squid Game had been initially nominated for three awards this year: Best Drama Series, Best Foreign Language Series, and Best Actor in a Drama Series (Lee Jung Jae).

Credit: AP

In addition to the show’s big win, Lee Jung Jae appeared genuinely shocked to win the best actor in a drama, over Sterling K. Brown in This Is Us, Mike Colter in Evil, Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong, who both appearin Succession. He gave a heartfelt speech in English after winning the trophy at the awards, saying, “Words cannot express how much this means to me. Thank you Netflix and thank you Squid Game

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