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O Yeung-su Achieves Historic Win As First Korean Best Supporting Actor at Golden Globes

The Tea is Hot! The News is Cool. And the DRAMA is Oh So Juicy!!!

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“Squid Game” continues to bring honor to South Korea by getting international recognition. 

O Yeung-su, the actor who played the iconic role of Oh Il-Nam or Player No. 001 in Netflix’s megahit survival series “Squid Game,” received the Best Performance by a Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries, or Television Film in the 79th Golden Globe Awards held January 9 in Beverly Hills, California. 

Oh Young Soo’s iconic character Player 001 in action in the first game of the deadly “Squid Game.” [Netflix]

The 77-year-old thespian and film and TC actor won against other renowned stars in the category, including Billy Crudup (The Morning Show), Kieran Culkin (Succession), Mark Duplass (The Morning Show), and Brett Goldstein (Ted Lasso). 

The actor cannot travel to the US to receive the award. But he expressed his appreciation through Netflix. 

“Upon hearing the news of the award, I said to myself ‘I‘m a decent man’ for the first time in my life,” O Yeung-su stated after the ceremony. “It is no longer ‘us in the world’, but ‘the world in us’.”

“While embracing the fragrance of our culture and the love of our family, I thank you all around the world. I wish you have a beautiful life. Thank you,” O Yeung-su also said.

Netflix did not submit the groundbreaking series to compete at the Golden Globes, the award-giving body nominated it for three categories, including Best Drama Series, Best Television Actor – Drama for Lee Jung Jae, and the Best Supporting Actor. 

This year’s Golden Globes was not broadcast live on television or streamed online due to the boycott of production studios of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) due to lack of diversity and corruption. 

The awards ceremony was held without an audience, while the winners are announced through Golden Globes’ social media accounts and official homepage.   

Source: 

The Korea Herald

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