CM – Squid Game star Lee Jung-jae will skip the 2022 Golden Globes ceremony

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Lee’s agency said factors such as the Covid-19 situation and quarantine requirements also contributed to the actor pulling out of the event.

Published: January 05, 2022 17:57 |

Last updated: January 05, 2022 5:57 pm

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The dystopian survival drama from South Korea is said to have become Netflix’s biggest TV show to date.

NEW DELHI: The South Korean star Lee Jung-jae, who is responsible for the successful Netflix series  » Squid Game « is nominated for best actor in the television drama Golden Globe, will not attend the awards ceremony, which is due to take place on January 9th in the US.

According to the Korean media company Soompi, Lee’s agency Artist Company has one on Wednesday Declaration made announcing the news.

« He is immensely grateful to be nominated for Best Actor at the Golden Globes, but has chosen not to attend the ceremony. He acknowledges that Netflix is ​​not participating in the Golden Globes, as has been widely reported around the world. « Said the agency on behalf of Lee.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which runs the Golden Globes, became public because of its racially homogeneous composition and alleged corruption after a bomb investigation by the Los Angeles Times in early 2021 Tested.

Top Hollywood stars, including Tom Cruise, and many large corporations have publicly boycotted the awards ceremony.

Lee’s agency said factors such as the Covid-19 situation and quarantine requirements also contributed that the actor is withdrawing from the event.

The 49-year-old actor, a big star in native South Korea thanks to K-dramas like « Chief of Staff » and the films « Along With the Gods », « The Face Reader « and » The Housemaid « gained international fame after the debut of » Squid Game « on September 17, 2021.

Lee, who played Seong Gi-hun aka Player 456, who was the winner at the end of the show shows, alongside Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong (« Succession »), Billy Porter (« Pose ») and Omar Sy (« Lupine ») in Best Actor Performance in a Television Series – Drama Category at the Globes.

According to Netflix, Squid Game became its « biggest hit to date » after the Korean survival drama hit 111 million views in less than a month since its debut.

O Yeong-su, who played the No. .001 wrote in « Squid Game », has also earned a Golden Globe in the « Best Supporting Actor – Television » category.

Directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, the series has been nominated for Best TV Series – including a Drama. Hwang recently said that Squid Game will return for a second season and a potential third chapter. Netflix does not yet have an official green light for both seasons.

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