Lee Jung-jae made historical past together with his Emmy Awards win on Monday (12.09.22).
The ‘Squid Recreation’ actor grew to become the primary South Korean actor, and the primary actor of Asian descent, to win the award for Excellent Lead Actor in a Drama Collection because of his function within the Netflix sequence, which noticed him beat out the likes of ‘Succession’s Brian Cox and Jeremy Robust, Jason Bateman, (‘Ozark’), Bob Odenkirk (‘Higher Name Saul’), and Adam Scott (‘Severance’) to take the honour.
Taking to the stage at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater to simply accept the award, Lee mentioned: “Thanks a lot thanks a lot. First, I wish to thank God above. Thanks to The Tv Academy.
“Thanks to Netflix and thanks to the director for making real looking issues all of us face come to life so creatively on the display with a terrific script and superb visuals. Thanks. Thanks, ‘Squid Recreation’ workforce.”
The 49-year-old star ended his speech by thanking followers again in his native Korea.
He added: “Thanks to everybody watching in Korea. Thanks.”
The night additionally noticed Hwang Dong-hyuk take residence the Excellent Directing for a Drama Collection accolade.
The survival drama beforehand gained 4 honours on the Artistic Arts Emmys earlier this month, notable for Lee Yoo-mi for Excellent Visitor Actress in a Drama Collection.