Squid Game’s Stars Lee Jung-Jae and Ho-Yeon Jung Make History at SAG Awards 2022

Squid Game” made history yet again at the 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards by winning outstanding performance by male and female actor in a drama series. Lee Jung-Jae and Ho-Yeon Jung were big winners at the award ceremony this Sunday. It is the very first time a non-English-language TV series has won any acting prizes, let alone both of the top spots in drama.

Squid Game also won the outstanding action performance by a stunt ensemble in a comedy or drama television series. It scored three wins out of four nominations which is unprecedented for non-English-language TV series.

Netflix’s K-Drama thriller received four nominations at SAG Awards 2022, including outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series; outstanding action performance by a stunt ensemble in a comedy or drama television series; outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series for Lee Jung-Jae, and outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series for Ho-Yeon Jung.


Ho-Yeon Jung’s Retro Glam

Ho-Yeon Jung was radiant in a stunning black gown custom designed by Nicolas Ghesquière for Louis Vuitton. Many people familiar with Korean history were quick to point out that Jung’s hair was worn in a traditional Korean style of a sleek braided ponytail with a traditional daenggi hair ribbon, an accessory that has been used in Korea for centuries.

“It was a very special 2022 SAG Awards day to have been a part of,” said hairstylist Jenny Cho, “I can’t hide the fact that I was very emotional to be the one to style her hair into a modern version of the sleek traditional Korean braids and to put the daenggi into Hoyeon’s hair. It was sincerely one of the most special glam moments to remember.” 

Fun Facts about Squid Game Star Lee Jung-Jae

  • Lee is 48 years old.
  • He has never married but has a long time girlfriend.
  • He started his career as a model in his late teens.
  • He has a long list of dramas, movies, and acting awards under his belt
  • He was voted as a best dressed many times at the Korean Acting Awards.
  • He finally has an Instagram account due to a tremendous success of “Squid Game” in order to communicate with fans all over the world.

Click here for 10 Fun Facts About Ho-Yeon Jung, the Stunning Model Turned Actress


Read more about the ‘Squid Game’ win and what it means for the future Of Korean entertainment.


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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