'Squid Game' Wins Best Foreign Language Series at 2022 Critics Choice Awards

In January, Netflix confirmed that there will be a second season of Squid Game

Squid Game won the Critics Choice Award for best foreign language series.

On Sunday, the show beat out Acapulco, Call My Agent!, Lupin, Money Heist and Narcos: Mexico.

Squid Game, created by director Hwang Dong-hyuk, follows protagonist Seong Gi-hun (Lee) and a group of 456 debt-laden individuals competing in a series of children's games to win a $40 million cash prize. But losing the games has deadly consequences for the contestants. The Korean drama quickly became Netflix's biggest series debut, surpassing Bridgerton's previous viewership record on the streaming platform.

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Recently, at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Squid Game won three trophies, including outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series for star Lee Jung-jae, and outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series for star Jung Ho-yeon. The awards marked Lee and Jung's first-ever SAG Award nominations and wins.

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The cast for season 1 also included Heo Sung-tae, Jun Young-soo, Kim Joo-ryoung, Lee Byung-hun, Oh Young-Soo, Park Hae-soo, Wi Ha-jun and Anupam Tripathi.

In January, Netflix confirmed that there will be a second season of Squid Game.

This year, Succession, Mare of Easttown and Evil were the leading nominees in the television categories.

The in-person ceremony was held over two months after the Taye Diggs and Nicole Byer-hosted televised awards show was postponed from its original date of Jan. 9 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Critics Choice Awards aired live on The CW and TBS.

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