O Yeong-su of Squid Game has made history after becoming the first Korean actor to win a Golden Globe. After his award announcement, O Yeong-su said; “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.”
O Yeong-su won the best supporting actor award
The 77-year-old South Korean actor plays Oh II-nam, also referred to as The Host or Player 00, in Squid Game won win the Best Supporting Actor golden globe award. The win was announced at a private Golden Globes ceremony in Los Angeles after an in-person award ceremony was canceled following backlash owing to lack of diversity.
The character played by O Yeong-su, also known as The Host or Player 001, is an old and seemingly vulnerable man with a brain tumor who is later revealed as the real mastermind of the game. Squid Game was a surprise hit for Netflix after it was released in September 2021, in no time it became the streaming service’s biggest non-English-language show ever.
Youn Yuh-Jung bagged first Oscar for South Korea
Youn Yuh-Jung became the first South Korean and the second Asian to take home an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the immigrant family tale Minari. In her acceptance speech, Youn said that the various Europeans and Americans who had been mispronouncing or misremembering her name during the award season were forgiven. In her native South Korea, no one has that problem: She’s been a household name and a familiar presence on screens big and small for more than half a century. Her win was celebrated especially as a triumph for women who don’t readily fit into a social mold.