Squid Game's O Yeong-su Becomes First Korean to Win Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Globes

Squid Game actor O Yeong-su (O Il-nam aka Player 001) enjoyed a historic win at the 2022 Golden Globes on Sunday night! The 77-year-old actor scored an award for best supporting actor in a series for his work on the Netflix show. Yeong-su’s win marks the first time a Korean actor has taken home a Golden Globe in the best supporting role category.

In a statement issued via Netflix on Jan. 9, Yeong-su said: “After hearing the news of the award, I told myself, ‘I’m a decent guy,’ for the first time in my life. Now, it’s no longer ‘us within the world,’ but it’s ‘the world within us.'” He added, “While embracing the scent of our culture and while embracing the love for my family deep in my heart, I give thanks to everyone in the world. I hope you all live beautiful lives. Thank you.”

Squid Game costar Lee Jung-jae (Seong Gi-hun aka Player 456) congratulated him via Instagram. “All the scenes with the teacher were an honor,” Jung-jae captioned a photo of him and Yeong-su sharing a laugh on set.

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