Report Wire - ‘Squid Game’ creator Hwang Dong-Hyuk expresses pleasure on present’s Screen Actors Guild nominations

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‘Squid Game’ creator Hwang Dong-Hyuk expresses pleasure on present’s Screen Actors Guild nominations

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'Squid Game' creator Hwang Dong-Hyuk expresses joy on show's Screen Actors Guild nominations


LOS ANGELES: “Squid Game” creator Hwang Dong-Hyuk says it’s the “happiest moment” of his profession to see his Netflix present’s obtain 4 nominations on the twenty eighth Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.

The Korean language present bagged nominations within the tv classes for finest drama ensemble, finest stunt ensemble, finest actor for Lee Jung-jae and finest feminine actor for Jung Ho-yeon. The survival drama collection was one of many greatest reveals from the streaming service final yr.

It clocked over 100 million views in lower than a month of its debut in September 2021. “As the director of ‘Squid Game’, today has to be the happiest moment. I am reminded of all the days spent on first meetings with the cast, the auditions, visiting theaters to see their performances, the script readings, rehearsals and the days on set… I want to truly thank not only the cast who have been nominated today but also all of the supporting and the near-300 background talent. ‘Squid Game’ would never have been what it became without the devotion and hard work of every single one of you. You deserve all the glory and credit,” Hwang mentioned in an announcement to Entertainment Weekly.

The nine-part present follows 456 individuals fighting debt in Seoul who signal on to play a collection of lethal competitions based mostly on Korean youngsters’s video games, the winner of which can obtain 45.6 billion received (USD 38 million).

It featured Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Wi Ha-jun, Jung Ho-yeon, O Yeong-su, Heo Sung-tae, Anupam Tripathi, and Kim Joo-ryoung. Lee Jung-jae, who performed the present’s protagonist Seong Gi-hun or participant quantity 456, mentioned he was “speechless and beyond excited” to be nominated for a SAG Award.

“I vividly remember the precious moments we shared together, putting in all the hard work to film the intense six rounds of games. On top of the unforgettable memories we shared, today’s SAG Awards nominations will forever be remembered as a precious and touching moment. Thank you so much to the members of SAG-AFTRA. I am also so humbled and want to share this moment with all the fans of Squid Game who have faith in justice and love, we as people cherish,” the poplar actor mentioned.

In finest actor (drama) class, Lee Jung-jae is nominated alongside “Succession” stars Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin and “The Morning Show” actor Billy Cudrup. Jung Ho-yeon, who performed Player 067 Kang Sae-byeok, mentioned she is “truly grateful” for her nomination.

“I am truly excited for the best ensemble nomination, which has made all of our team’s time spent together on ‘Squid Game’ even more valuable. Working on this series, and acting for the first time, I thought about how creating something ‘together,’ and ‘as an ensemble’ just might be the true value of our society. I feel empowered to be reminded of how ‘together’ is more precious than a solo achievement. I am truly grateful! I’m also reminded of our best stunt team, being nominated for the best stunt ensemble nomination,” she mentioned.

Jung Ho-yeon additionally despatched her finest needs to fellow nominees — Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston of “The Morning Show”, Sarah Snook of “Succession” and Elisabeth Moss of “The Handmaid’s Tale”. The 2022 ceremony of Screen Actors Guild Awards might be held on February 28.