LOS ANGELES: “Squid Sport” writer Hwang Dong-Hyuk says it’s the “happiest second” of his profession to look his Netflix display’s obtain 4 nominations on the twenty eighth Display Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.
The Korean language display bagged nominations within the tv classes for best possible drama ensemble, best possible stunt ensemble, best possible actor for Lee Jung-jae and best possible feminine actor for Jung Ho-yeon. The survival drama sequence used to be one of the most greatest displays from the streaming carrier ultimate yr.
It clocked over 100 million perspectives in not up to a month of its debut in September 2021. “Because the director of ‘Squid Sport’, nowadays needs to be the happiest second. I’m reminded of the entire days spent on first conferences with the forged, the auditions, visiting theaters to look their performances, the script readings, rehearsals and the times on set… I wish to actually thank no longer most effective the forged who’ve been nominated nowadays but additionally all the supporting and the near-300 background skill. ‘Squid Sport’ would by no means had been what it become with out the devotion and difficult paintings of each and every unmarried certainly one of you. You deserve the entire glory and credit score,” Hwang stated in a remark to Leisure Weekly.
The nine-part display follows 456 other people suffering with debt in Seoul who signal directly to play a chain of fatal competitions in line with 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 display’s protagonist Seong Gi-hun or participant quantity 456, stated he used to be “speechless and past excited” to be nominated for a SAG Award.
“I vividly take into account the valuable moments we shared in combination, setting up the entire exhausting paintings to movie the serious six rounds of video games. On best of the unforgettable reminiscences we shared, nowadays’s SAG Awards nominations will without end be remembered as a valuable and touching second. Thanks such a lot to the participants of SAG-AFTRA. I’m additionally so humbled and wish to proportion this second with the entire enthusiasts of Squid Sport who place confidence in justice and love, we as other people cherish,” the poplar actor stated.
In best possible actor (drama) class, Lee Jung-jae is nominated along “Succession” stars Brian Cox, Jeremy Sturdy, Kieran Culkin and “The Morning Display” actor Billy Cudrup. Jung Ho-yeon, who performed Participant 067 Kang Sae-byeok, stated she is “actually thankful” for her nomination.
“I’m actually excited for the most efficient ensemble nomination, which has made all of our group’s time spent in combination on ‘Squid Sport’ much more precious. Operating in this sequence, and performing for the primary time, I thought of how developing one thing ‘in combination,’ and ‘as an ensemble’ simply could be the actual price of our society. I think empowered to be reminded of ways ‘in combination’ is extra valuable than a solo fulfillment. I’m actually thankful! I am additionally reminded of our best possible stunt group, being nominated for the most efficient stunt ensemble nomination,” she stated.
Jung Ho-yeon additionally despatched her best possible needs to fellow nominees — Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston of “The Morning Display”, Sarah Snook of “Succession” and Elisabeth Moss of “The Handmaid’s Story”. The 2022 rite of Display Actors Guild Awards can be hung on February 28.