Congratulations to Squid Game star O Yeong-su for winning Best Supporting Actor in a Television series at the Golden Globes! The 77-year-old actor became the first Korean actor to ever win the award. As Player 001 Oh Il Nam in the international Netflix hit Squid Game, he is in good company, having been nominated alongside Billy Crudup and Mark Duplass for The Morning Show, Kieran Culkin for Succession and Brett Goldstein for Ted Lasso.
Squid Game was also nominated in two other categories this year – the Best TV Series – Drama award, and Best Actor in a Drama Series for series star Lee Jung Jae. However, because of Netflix’s decision to boycott the ceremony this year, O Yeong-su, Lee Jung Jae as well as Squid Game director Hwang Dong-Hyuk have also decided not to attend the event.
This year’s 79th Golden Globes has been bogged down with a lot of controversy, facing accusations of questionable ethics and a lack of diversity amongst its members. This has resulted in a massive boycott that saw many giving the awards ceremony a cold shoulder. Nonetheless, Lee Jung Jae took to Instagram to send his congratulations to his co-star. He writes, “Congratulations, Teacher Il Nam. Every scene I had with you was an honor. From the teacher’s “Gganbu.””