June 29, 2022

Netflix Inc. original series from South Korea, “Squid Game” has been nominated under four categories, including the top prize of best ensemble, from the U.S. Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.

The SAG slated for Feb. 27 on Wednesday (U.S. time) unveiled its final list of nominations for its 28th edition of the awards ceremony.

The series has been nominated for outstanding performances by an ensemble cast in a drama series, by a male actor in a leading role, by a female actor in a supporting role and by a stunt ensemble in a television series.

This is the reportedly the first time for a non-English TV series to receive a nomination at the SAG Awards, considered a key indicator for the Oscars.

For this year’s SAG Awards, the 10-member cast of “Squid Game,” including Lee Jung-jae, Jung Ho-yeon, Park Hae-soo and O Yeong-su, will compete for the award ceremony’s top prize with actors of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “The Morning Show,” “Succession” and “Yellowstone.”

Actor Lee Jung-jae is also among five candidates – Billy Crudup of “The Morning Show” and Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin and Jeremy Strong of “Succession,” nominated for best actor.

Jung Ho-yeun has been nominated along with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon of “The Morning Show,” Sarah Snook of “Succession,” and Elisabeth Moss of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” in the best actress category.

The all-Korean language show starting with the best long-form TV series title at the Gotham Awards in November has been recognized by prestigious awards shows in the United States.

Its supporting actor O Yeong-su, who played the elderly participant Oh Il-nam, earlier this week, became the first South Korean actor to take home best TV supporting actor at this year’s Golden Globes.