Netflix’s survival drama “Squid Game” has officially thrown its hat into the Emmy ring. Voters will have the option of nominating many of the show’s breakout Korean actors, including leading star Lee Jung-jae as Seong Gi-hun and supporting actress Jung Ho-yeon as Kang Sae-byeok, both of whom recently won individual SAG Awards for their performances. In all, seven “Squid Game” cast members have been submitted by Netflix on the 2022 Emmys ballot. Read on to see the complete list.
The three supporting actors vying for voters’ attention are Park Hae-soo as Cho Sang-woo, Anupam Tripathi as Ali and Oh Young-Soo as Oh Il-nam. Oh Young-Soo recently won a Golden Globe for his emotional performance. Joining Jung Ho-yeon on the supporting actress list is Kim Joo-ryoung as Han Mi-nyeo, who made waves with her villainous role.
Finally, even though the series boasts an enormous cast including 456 contestants and dozens of guards, just a single guest star has been submitted: Lee You-mi as Ji-yeong. Here is the Emmy ballot description: “Ji-yeong joins the game after being released from prison for killing her abusive father, having nowhere to go. Amid fear and betrayal among the players, she shares a special friendship with Sae-byeok.”
Since its debut in September 2021, “Squid Game” has gone on to become one of the most popular TV series on the planet. Created by Hwang Dong-hyuk, the show is known for its violent games in which contestants try to survive and win a monumental cash prize. Watch Gold Derby’s behind-the-scenes videos for all six games: “Red Light, Green Light,” “Honeycomb,” “Tug of War,” “Marbles,” “The Glass Bridge” and “Squid Game.”
Here’s a closer look at all seven “Squid Game” cast members on the 2022 Emmys ballot:
BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Lee Jung-jae as Seong Gi-hun
BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR
Park Hae-soo as Cho Sang-woo
Anupam Tripathi as Ali
Oh Young-Soo as Oh Il-nam
BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jung Ho-yeon as Kang Sae-byeok
Kim Joo-ryoung as Han Mi-nyeo
BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS
Lee You-mi as Ji-yeong (“Gganbu”)
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