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Squid Game’s O Yeong-su wins his first Golden Globe at age 77 for incredible performance as Player 001 in Netflix drama

Squid Game star O Yeong-su has won Best Supporting Actor in Television at this year’s Golden Globe for his role in the hit Netflix drama.  

The 77-year-old South Korean actor, who has never won a Golden Globe before, earned the top prize for his portrayal of Oh II-nam, also referred to as The Host or Player 001. 

O Yeong-su is the first Korean actor in Golden Globes history to win an award, and beat out the likes of Billy Crudup (The Morning Show), Kieran Culkin (Succession), Mark Duplass (The Morning Show) and Brett Goldstein (Ted Lasso). 

He’s number one! Squid Game star O Yeong-su, 77, (pictured) has won the Best Supporting Actor in Television award at this year’s Golden Globe for his role in the hit Netflix drama. Pictured in Squid Game

His victory was announced at a private ceremony on Los Angeles on Monday, after this year’s live broadcast was cancelled due to backlash over a lack of diversity in nominations. 

The Golden Globes is generally regarded as a good indicator of who will take home gold at the Academy Awards later in the year. 

O Yeong-su began his acting career on the stage, appearing in over 200 theatre productions from 1967 before moving to film and television.

The South Korean actor, who has never won a Golden Globe before, earned the top prize for his portrayal of Oh II-nam, also referred to as The Host or Player 001. Pictured in Squid Game

Since its release in September, Squid Game has become Netflix’s most watched series in 94 countries, with 142million households tuning in to watch the dystopian South Korean drama.  

In October, O Yeong-su revealed just how much his life has changed since Squid Game’s release.   

‘I feel like I’m floating on air. It makes me think, “I need to calm down, organize my thoughts, and hold myself back right now’, he told MBC’s How Do You Play? according to Soompi. 

‘I feel like I’m floating on air’: In October, O Yeong-su revealed just how much his life has changed since the Netflix drama’s release

‘So many people have been contacting me, and because I don’t have a manager to help me, it’s hard for me to handle the volume of calls and messages I’ve been receiving. So my daughter has been helping me.’  

‘Things have changed quite a bit. Even when I go out to a cafe or somewhere like that, I now have to be aware of [how I appear to others]. It’s made me think, ‘Being famous is tough, too.’ 

Squid Game revolves around a contest where 456 players, all of whom are in deep financial debt, risk their lives to play a series of deadly children’s games for the chance to win a multi-million-dollar cash prize. 

Survival series: Squid Game revolves around a contest where 456 players, all of whom are in deep financial debt, risk their lives to play a series of deadly children’s games for the chance to win a multi-million-dollar cash prize

The title of the series draws from a similarly named Korean children’s game.  

Since its release in September, Squid Game has become Netflix’s most watched series in 94 countries, with 142million households tuning in to watch the dystopian South Korean drama. 

Squid Game was nominated for the Best Television Drama Series at the Golden Globes this year. 

The show’s lead actor Lee Jung-Jae was also nominated in the category of Best Actor in a Television Drama Series but lost out to Succession’s Jeremy Strong. 

The show’s lead actor Lee Jung-Jae (pictured right, next to O Yeong-su) was also nominated in the category of Best Actor in a Television Drama Series but lost out to Succession’s Jeremy Strong.

Source: DailyMail

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