Squid Game is Poised to Win Big During 2022 Award Season

It is not a surprise that Squid Game is one of the most talked-about contenders for the 2022 awards season. Since its debut on September 17, 2021, Squid Game became the #1 show in 94 countries on Netflix including the US. It became the most-watched Netflix show of all time by October 2021, and it is still the most-watched Netflix show of all time.

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As the 2021/2022 awards season started, Squid Game got many major awards nominations and it has won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor (Oh Yeong Su), and a Gotham Award win for breakthrough series so far.

With earning 4 impressive nominations including Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series from SAG awards as the first non-English language series and the first Korean series, a lot of critics are now saying Squid Game would be a top contender for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series at the Primetime Emmy Awards 2022. If it does, it will make history being the first non-English language series and the first Korean series to win an award at the Primetime Emmy Awards.


List of Nominations which Squid Games scored so far

Golden Globes 2022, January 9, 2022

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role on Television – Oh Yeong-Su [Winner]

Best Television Series – Drama

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama – Lee Jung-Jae

AACTA International Award 2022, January 26, 2022

Best Drama

Best Actor in a Series – Lee Jung-Jae

Screen Actor Guild Awards 2022, February 27, 2022

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series – Lee Jung-Jae

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series – Jung Hoyeon

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

Film Independent Spirit Awards 2022, March 6, 2022

Best Male Performance in a New Scripted Series – Lee Jung-Jae

Society of Composers and Lyricists Awards 2022, March 8, 2022

Outstanding Original Score for a Television Production – Jung Jaeil

Critics Choice Award 2022, March 13, 2022

Best Drama Series

Best Actor in a Drama Series – Lee Jung-Jae

Best Foreign Language Series

Satellite Awards 2022, March 18, 2022

Best Television Series, Drama

Visual Effects Society Awards 2022, March 8, 2022

Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode – Jung Jae-Hun, Kim Hyejin, Kim Hyungrok, Jung Sungnam

Hollywood Music In Media Awards (2021), November 17, 2021

Best Original Score – TV Show/Limited Series – Jung Jaeil

Best Main Title – TV Show (Foreign Language) – Jung Jaeil

Gotham Awards (2021), November 29, 2021

Breakthrough Series – Longform [Winner]

Outstanding Performance in a New Series – Lee Jung-Jae

People’s Choice Awards (2021), December 7, 2021

The Bingeworthy Show of 2021

People’s Choice Awards Honoree – Mayank Badhwar

People’s Icon – Mayank Badhwar

AFI Awards (2022), anounced on December 8th, 2021

Special Award [Winner]


Hanyoo Park is a content creator for Best of Korea. She was born in Seoul, Korea, and currently lives and works in Manhattan. She is mom to a 4th grader and a proud maximalist who loves everything about life.

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