Golden Globe Awards – O Yeong-su wins the best supporting actor for in a Series, Limited Series, or Television Movie. This was in recognition of his role as “Player 001” or “Oh II-nam” in the hit Netflix series Squid Games.
Among the nominees were Billy Crudup (“The Morning Show”), Kieran Culkin (“Succession”), Mark Duplass (“The Morning Show”), and Brett Goldstein (“Ted Lasso”). His victory was announced in a private online ceremony held last Sunday.
This is the first win for a Korean Series in the Golden Globe Awards. O Yeong-su is a respected actor in South Korea and the Golden Globe win is his first nod from a major awards organization. This is the first time that a Korean actor was nominated and won a prestigious award.
Squid Game became one of Netflix’s biggest series after a huge success in its first season. The story is about people who were in desperate situations. They were invited to play a game to win a huge amount of money. The stake was their own life. The show gathered a huge audience as it progressed. Netflix stated that it was their “biggest-ever series at launch”. This has prompted the creator Hwang Dong-hyuk to book the next season with the streaming giant.
Cast mate Lee Byung-hun posted on Instagram “Bravo” as a salute to the actor.