Lee Jung-jae from Squid makes history with Emmy Win

Lee Jong Jae Taking home an Emmy Award—and a bit of TV history to keep up with it.

by winning Best Actor in a Drama Series at the 2022 Emmys Awards on September 12, squid game The star became the first actor to win a non-English speaking role category.

For all the winners of TV’s biggest night, click here.

Jung Jae won Succession‘s Jeremy Strong And the Brian CoxAnd the Ozark‘s Jason BatemanAnd the The best of Saul on demand‘s Bob Odenkirk And the to cut‘s Adam Scott.

In his speech, he thanked squid game originator Hwang Dong Hyukwho won an Emmy earlier in the evening for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, for his work “a real-life problem we all face comes to life in a creative way on screen with a fantastic script and stunning visuals.”

He ended his speech with a message in Korean, an fitting touch on such a historic evening.

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