The South Korean breakout hit ‘Squid Game’ has emerged as an enormous contender within the US year-end awards season, presumably to turn into the primary Korean-made TV collection profitable a trophy at prestigious awards ceremonies.
The extremely aggressive race for nice TV exhibits and films of the 12 months is the largest celebration for the US leisure business eying for the Emmys and Oscars subsequent 12 months, says Yonhap information company.
In the previous two years, the American awards season unprecedentedly caught the eyes of Korean folks, after Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite‘ swept the awards-positioning autumn film festivals and the eventual Academy Awards, and Youn Yuh-jung of ‘Minari’ introduced house the primary appearing Oscar.
Written and directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, the nine-part Netflix collection about contestants engaged in lethal Korean kids’s playground video games to win the equal of $38.5 million in prize cash, has turn into a world phenomenon, considered by 142 million households over the primary 4 weeks of its release on September 17.
Last month, the organizers of the 2021 Gotham Awards nominated ‘Squid Game’ for 2 classes — Breakthrough Series: Long Format (over 40 minutes) and Outstanding Performance in a New Series for its lead, Lee Jung-jae.
The awards for lower-budget movies and TV collection are thought-about the start of the harvest season, and its winners are seen as key precursors for subsequent awards exhibits.
Since Gotham Awards nominations, U.S. media retailers have elevated the chances of ‘Squid Game’ profitable a very good variety of recognitions in big-name accolades, together with the Critics Choice Awards and in addition the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards.
According to Gold Derby, an American awards prediction web site, ‘Squid Game’ has been included in its high 5 candidates for the SAG Awards TV drama ensemble prize, together with HBO’s black comedy ‘Succession’, the Apple TV+ drama ‘The Morning Show’, Hulu’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and FX’s ‘Pose’.
“If ‘Squid Game’ makes the final five, a win is definitely not out of the question,” mentioned Gold Derby, including the SAG has given its high prizes in TV and movie to widespread hits of the 12 months, reminiscent of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’.