’Squid Game’ continues to make waves in the international awards scene with three new big-time nominations.
On Monday, December 6 (US time), the 2022 Critics Choice Association revealed that the South Korean survival thriller belongs in the list of nominees in three major categories.
The Netflix original competes in the Best Drama Series category, together with fan-favorite candidates like NBC’s “This is Us,” HBO’s “Succession,” Paramount+ series “Evil,” FX drama “Pose,” Showtime’s “Yellowjackets,” Apple TV+’s “For All Mankind.”
Lead star Lee Jung-jae, who played the role of financially-challenged gambling addict Seong Gi-hun, is also nominated in the Best Actor in a Drama Series category. He is the only non-English language nominee against other big stars like Sterling K. Brown from “This is Us,” “Evil” star Mike Colter, “Succession” actors Jeremy Strong and Brian Cox, and Billy Porter from “Pose.”
The streaming platform series showcased a contest played by 456 players in major financial challenges. The participants must risk their lives to play deadly versions of popular Korean children’s games to win a whopping ₩45.6 billion. The streaming TV drama created by Hwang Dong-hyuk is also nominated at the Best Foreign Language Series.
“Squid Game” is the first South Korean show to get a nomination at Critics Choice Awards. In late November, the series won its first international awards after bagging the Breakthrough Series – Long Format at the 2021 Gotham Awards. It is also nominated in the Bingeworthy Show Of The Year at People’s Choice Awards and the Drama Program award at Rose d’Or.
The results of the 2022 Critics Choice Awards will be announced on January 9.