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Oh Young Soo Of ‘Squid Game' Becomes First Korean Actor To Win Individually At Golden Globes!

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Jan 10, 2022 05:56 AM EST
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To the delight of K-drama fans around the world, Korean actor Oh Young Soo of Netflix's "Squid Game" becomes the first Korean actor to receive and earn an award at the Golden Globes individually!

Notably, the 79th Golden Globe Awards took place in Beverly Hills, California, on the 9th of January, and it is one of the major awards shows leading up to the Academy Awards in the U.S. and Oh Young Soo from the K-drama "Squid Game" was able to bag an award.

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The Golden Globes both celebrate television and film, and specifically, fans of K-drama were proud of the genre's achievement via Oh Young Soo due to his role in "Squid Game." Oh Young Soo took home the Best Supporting Actor in the Television category for portraying the character Oh Il Nam in Netflix's "Squid Game." 

Other actors nominated for the award besides the "Squid Game" actor at the Golden Globe Awards were Billy Crudup and Mark Duplass in "The Morning Show," Kieran Culkin in "Succession," and Brett Goldstein in "Ted Lasso."

"After hearing the news of the award, I told myself, 'I'm a decent guy,' for the first time in my life. Now, it's no longer 'us within the world,' but it's 'the world within us.' While embracing the scent of our culture and while embracing the love for my family deep in my heart, I give thanks to everyone in the world. I hope you all live beautiful lives. Thank you," Oh Young Soo shared via Netflix. 

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Netflix "Squid Game" was also nominated for Best Television Series - Drama, while Oh Young Soo's fellow K-drama actor Lee Jung Jae was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama at the Golden Globe Awards.

Congratulations to Korean actor Oh Young Soo for winning at the Golden Globe Awards and reaching a milestone no other K-drama actor or actress has individually done before!

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