Squid Game” actor Lee Jung-jae made historical past on the Emmys on Monday as the primary actor to win Excellent Lead Actor in a Drama Collection for a non-English-speaking position.

Jung-jae, who performs Seong Gi-hun, aka Participant 456, turned the primary Asian and South Korean actor to win within the class.

The actor thanked the present’s director, Hwang Dong-hyuk, for “making practical issues all of us face come to life.”

You may watch his acceptance speech, spoken in each English and Korean, under.

The present, which was nominated 14 occasions on Monday, wound up shedding to “Succession” within the class.

Dong-hyuk, nevertheless, took dwelling the Emmy for Excellent Directing for a Drama Collection.

“Squid Sport” made historical past as the primary Netflix present to have greater than 100 million viewers within the first month of its launch. Actor O Yeong-Su received a Golden Globe Award for supporting actor in a tv sequence earlier this yr.

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