“Squid Game” star, O Yeong-su, has made history by becoming the first Korean actor to win a Golden Globe.
The 77-year-old South Korean star, who plays Oh II-nam, also known as Player 001, in the hit Netflix series, beat stars such as Billy Crudup (“The Morning Show”), Kieran Culkin (“Succession”), Mark Duplass (“The Morning Show”) and Brett Goldstein (“Ted Lasso”) to clinch home the award for Best Supporting Actor in Television trophy on Sunday.
O Yeong-su’s success was reported at a private ceremony that streamed online with no celebrity presenters and no speeches.
The organisers previously declared that this year’s Golden Globes would be scaled-down following the lack of diversity issues in the industry among Hollywood Foreign Press Association membership and other questions of ethics related to financial benefits.
“O Yeong-su wins Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series, or Television Movie! While O Yeong-su is a respected stage actor in his native South Korea, his Globe nod is his first-ever nomination in a major awards show,” the Golden Globes published on its website.
O’s “Squid Game ” castmate Lee Byung-hun applauded him on Instagram, saying, “Bravo!”
Squid Game’s O Yeong-Su wins Golden Globe Award