Washington: Squid Game`s winning streak continues! The South Korean drama has become the first non-English series to be nominated for multiple Emmys.`Squid Game` earned a total of 14 Emmy nominations, including for Outstanding Drama Series.
Star Lee Jung-jae got a nod for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, while Jung Ho-yeon was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Park Hae-soo and Oh Yeong-su both received nods in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category.
Show creator Hwang Dong-hyuk received nominations in writing and directing, Variety reported.Hwang Dong-hyuk created the series for Netflix; the first season starred Lee Jung-jae (who plays Gi-hun), Park Hae-soo (Sang-woo) and Jung Ho-yeon (Sae-byeok).And in the win column, the show received SAG Awards honors for male actor (Lee) and female actor (Jung).
Lee also won the Independent Spirit Award for male performance in a new scripted series, and drama actor at the Critics Choice Awards. (Additionally, O Yeong-su won at this year`s untelevised Golden Globes for supporting actor in a drama.
The Emmy ceremony is set for September 12 and will air on NBC, with a host yet to be announced. Meanwhile, the makers are all set to come up with the second season of `Squid Game`, which is a violent satire in which society`s marginalized compete for cash in fatal versions of children`s games.