Korean actor O Yeong-su has won Best Supporting Actor in Television at this year’s Golden Globe for his role as the squid game star on Netflix hit series “Squid Game.”
“The Korean Wave is Strong!” read one headline, while others lauded how well they thought it portrayed Korea. He’ll be going into great detail about what that means when we meet next week so stay tuned!
The year 2020 saw a new winner of the Golden Globe Awards for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role. The 77-year old South Korean actor, who has never won before but this time walked away with top honors after his portrayal as Oh II Nam or “Player One”.
He beat out other strong contenders such Che Bottino III from Mulberry Street; Timothée Hiringault plays record producer Jack Pointdexter alongside Brooklynn Faithful Meetoo (Nico)who are both runners up so they can still receive some recognition too!
The first Korean actor in Golden Globe history has won an award and beat out some big names like Billy Crudup (The Morning Show), Kieran Culkin, and Mark Duplass.
It’s not just O Yun-Su’s win that makes him special though; it was his performance as a hoodlum turned businessman during Korea’s democratization process which brought home this coveted gold statue for Best Performance by an Actor In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy Announcement Film”.
His victory was announced at a private ceremony on Monday after this year’s live broadcast had been canceled due to backlash over the lack of diversity in nominations.
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