Lee Jung-Jae and HoYeon Jung are both victorious in Screener’s Guild Awards
Lee Jung-Jae and HoYeon Jung are both victorious in the 2022 SAG Awards. It is a rare occasion to see Non-Hollywood appreciate an American Award-giving body. Both Made history as they won an acting category that has always been elusive to Actors of Asian descent.
Lee Jung Jae, an established South Korean actor, has won the award for Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series.
The 49-year-old actor was nominated alongside Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, and Jeremy Strong from ‘Succession,’ as well as Billy Crudup from ‘The Morning Show.’ He is already a star in his home country, but this is the first time he won a Mainstream American acting award.
His character Seong Gi-hun is relatable and Sympathetic despite being a Deadbeat dad. Squid Game got him so Popular that Leonardo Di Caprio and Elle Fanning asked for his Autograph.
Lee Jung-Jae Award Acceptance Speech
HoYeon Jung was a model who made her start at the reality show Korea’s Next Top Model. She was eliminated from that show and didn’t win, but that is a blessing in disguise. Squid Game is her first acting gig, but she became an instant fan favorite! her Instagram followers is now over 23.5m followers and she achieved that in a span of weeks.
Her character Kang Sae-book is a North Korean defector trying to help her family cross the border. She learned how to speak with a North Korean accent, and she pulled it off. It is her first acting role but won over former Oscar and Emmy Winners! Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon from The Morning Show, Elisabeth Moss from The Handmaid’s Tale, and Sarah Snook from Succession were several finalists she defeated. Her character on Squid Game passed away, so Producers worldwide should be giving offers by now.
HoYeon Jung Award Acceptance Speech
March 26, 2022 @ 1:53 pm
Emmys should be next! Lee Jung-Jae also won the Critic’s choice awards. The man has been collecting American trophies left and right.
April 2, 2022 @ 11:19 am
They truly deserve all these awards. Korean Dramas are becoming better than Hollywood.