Netflix megahit Squid Game won three gongs at the 2022 Screen Actor’s Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.
The South Korean series was a surprising success at the ceremony, with star Jung Ho-yeon breaking down in tears after winning Outstanding Performance by a female actor in a drama series.
Her costar Lee Jung-jae also won his own acting award for Male Actor in a Drama Series, with the show also featuring exceptional action performances by a stunt ensemble in a television series.
Overwhelmed: Netflix megahit Squid Game won three gigs at the 2022 Screen Actor’s Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, with Jung Ho-yeon winning the Outstanding Actress award.
Unfortunately, Squid Game stopped short of a clean sweep as it lost on Outstanding Ensemble In A Drama Series to HBOhis Succession.
The shocking thriller series takes place in a dystopian future in which South Koreans suffering from crippled debts create a contest to play children’s games for cash prizes.
But the participants soon realize that the game is more sinister than they imagined, as the losers are executed by armed guards, while each death adds more money to the final jackpot.
Jung appears on the capitalism critique as a North Korean defector Kang Sae-byeok, who hopes to win the game so she can use the money to save her parents.
Her victory was clearly an emotional moment for her as her eyes lit up with tears on stage.
Moved: ‘I have many times after you sitting on the big screen, dreaming of one day becoming an actor,’ Jung said through a translator as she wiped away her tears
Elated: The award-winning Netflix series received three hits, including Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
Award: Jung was praised for her performance as North Korean defector Kang Sae-byeok in the South Korean drama
SAG 2022: WINNERS FIRST GLANCE
Excellent performance by a male actor in a comedy series
Jason Sudeikis (‘Ted Lasso’)
Excellent performance by a female actor in a comedy series
Jean Smart (‘Hacks’)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
‘Ted Lasso’ (Apple TV Plus)
Excellent performance by a male actor in a drama
Lee Jung-Jae (‘Squid Game’)
Excellent performance by a female actor in a drama
Jung Ho-yeon (‘Squid Game’)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Excellent performance by a female actor in a supporting role
Ariana DeBose (‘West Side Story’)
Excellent performance by a male actor in a supporting role
Troy Kotsur (‘CODA’)
Excellent performance by a female actor in a lead role
Jessica Chastain (‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’)
Excellent performance by a male actor in a lead role
Will Smith (‘King Richard’)
Excellent performance by a cast in a movie
‘CODA’ (Apple Original Films)
Excellent action performance by a stunt ensemble in a movie
‘No Time to Die’
‘Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
Speaking through a translator, she said: ‘First of all, thank you very much. I have many times after you sitting on the big screen, dreamed of one day becoming an actor. I just want to say thank you very much. ‘
She then switched to English to tell the show’s crew, ‘I love you!’
Jung won against an impressive field including Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon from The Morning Show, Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Succession actress Sarah Snook.
Her costar Lee Jung-jae declared that his victories over Succession stars Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong and Kieran Culkin, and Billy Crudup from The Morning Show were ‘truly enormous’.
“Oh my, thank you very much!” he said on stage via a translator. ‘This is really great that it happened to me.
‘I did write something, but I do not think I will read it,’ he added, seemingly overwhelmed by his gain.
‘Thank you so much for SAG-AFTRA Awards and thank you to the worldwide audience for all your love for Squid Game. And thank you Squid Game team, ‘he concluded.
He dies as Seong Gi-hun, also known as Player 456, a gambling addict who hopes to win to help pay off his debts and get back custody of his daughter, who is set to move to the United States. States with her mother.
For the live broadcast, the Korean show also won the Outstanding Action Performance award as a Stunt Ensemble, an award given to stunt artists.
The Netflix series made history as the first Korean TV show and first foreign series to triumph at the annual event.
The series was not as successful as its only other nomination, for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, which was picked up by HBO’s Succession, with Brian Cox delivering the acceptance speech for the cast.
This evening’s show had only a rotating group of speakers and no official host, and there has not been one since 2020 when Schitt’s Creek stars Eugene Levy and Dan Levy opened and closed the show.
Fran Drescher, the newly appointed SAG-AFTRA president, said last month: ‘After such a long time apart, we are excited to be together again this year at the 28th annual Screen Actor’s Guild Awards.’
Shoutout: Jung switched to English to tell the show’s crew: ‘I love you!’ clearly overwhelmed by its historic gain
Selfless: Jung appears on the capitalism critique as a North Korean defector Kang Sae-byeok, who hopes to win the game so she can use the money to save her parents
Dark: Netflix’s Squid Game takes place in a dystopian future in which South Koreans suffering from crippled debts face deadly competition to play children’s games for money
Meanwhile, Jessica Chastain and Will Smith earned the top individual acting awards of the night for their transformative titular roles.
The Night of Oversight was marked by Jessica being recognized as the female actor in a lead role for her work in The Eyes Of Tammy Faye when she defeated Nicole Kidman Kidman, 54, who was the favorite.
The biographical film in which the 44-year-old actress played was an intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker when she played the title role.
Meanwhile, Kidman Hollywood icon Lucille Ball starred in the movie that followed her and husband Desi Arnaz as they faced one crisis that could end their careers and another that could end their marriage.
Big Night: Her co-star Lee Jung-jae won for Outstanding Male Actor for his starring role in the show, calling it ‘truly enormous’
Enthusiastic: ‘I did write something, but I do not think I will read it,’ he added, seemingly overwhelmed by his win.
From the cuff: ‘Thank you so much for SAG-AFTRA Awards and thank you to the worldwide audience for all your love for Squid Game. And thank you Squid Game team, ‘he concluded
Giddy: Jung could not hide her joy after winning the coveted prize
The talented A-listers faced stiff competition, as they were also up against Olivia Colman (‘The Lost Daughter’), Lady Gaga (‘House of Gucci’), and Jennifer Hudson (‘Respect’).
CODA also made history at the glittering event held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, as the deaf cast became the first ensemble ever to win top prize Outstanding Performance at a Cast in a Motion Picture and Troy Kotsur was the first deaf person recognized.
Not to be outdone was Will Smith, who earned Outstanding Performance by a male actor in a lead role for his title role in King Richard.
The film is a look at how tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams became who they are after the coaching of their father Richard Williams.
Rosario Dawson and Vanessa Hudgens named the nominees last month in a presentation via Instagram Live.
Helen Mirren – who has received a total of five SAG Awards from 13 nominations – received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement honor.
The awards are presented by the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
Founded in 1952, the awards recognize outstanding appearances in film and prime time television.
Honored: For the broadcast, the Korean show also won the Outstanding Action Performance award as a Stunt Ensemble, an award given to stunt performers; (L – R) Lee, Jung, Kim Joo-ryeong, Anupam Tripathi and Park Hae-soo
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