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Netlfix's ‘Squid Game’ Makes History At The 2021 Gotham Awards

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Nov 30, 2021 05:57 AM EST
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Netflix's original series "Squid Game" makes history at the "2021 Gotham Awards."

The "2021 Gotham Awards" was held on the 29th local time at Cipriani Wall Street, New York, USA, and was broadcast live on YouTube.

On this day, at the "2021 Gotham Awards," "Squid Game" was nominated for two categories and received a lot of attention.

"Squid Game" is a 9-episode drama that tells the story of people who participated in a mysterious survival game with a prize of ₩45.6 billion won (approximately $38 million), risking their lives to become the ultimate winner. It was released through Netflix. 

READ: Hollywood Stars Couldn't Contain Excitement After Meeting Lee Jung Jae & Other Cast Of 'Squid Game'!

During the "2021 Gotham Awards," "Squid Game" was hailed as the winner of the "BREAKTHROUGH SERIES - LONG FORM" award beating the likes of "The Good Lord Bird" of Showtime, "It's A Sin" of HBO Max, "Small Axe" of Amazon Studios, "The Underground Railroad" of Amazon Studios, and "The White Lotus" of HBO Max/HBO.

Kim Ji Yeon, CEO of Cyron Pictures, the producer of "Squid Game" said on the stage, "Since the show was released on September 17th, so many miracles have happened, and among them, was the huge support from all over the world for a small show. I don't think I can thank you more than this, but I want to send the best possible thanks to the fans of the 'Squid Game' around the world."

READ: Are You Ready For Another Run? 'Squid Game' Director Confirms Second Season!

On the other hand, "Squid Game" director Hwang Dong Hyuk recalled the time when the script for "Squid Game" was first made in 2009, 12 years ago, at the time no one liked it, saying it was unrealistic, but now it has become the number one show in the world. 

Also, "Squid Game" actress Jung Ho Yeon' drew attention as a presenter in the "BREAKTHROUGH NONFICTION SERIES" category.

READ: 'Squid Game' Actress Jung Ho Yeon To Enter Hollywood, Signs With Creative Artists Agency

Congratulations to "Squid Game"!

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