Squid Game star Lee Jung Jae congratulated his opponent Oh Young Soo on his Golden Globe win. Oh Young Soo, who played the character Ill Nam in the dystopian drama, won the Best Supporting Actor award at the Golden Globes. He was nominated alongside Billy Crudup and Mark Duplass in ‘The Morning Show’, Kieran Culkin in ‘Succession’ and Brett Goldstein in ‘Ted Lasso’.
Lee Jung Jae, who had boycotted the prices themselves, shared a photo with Oh Young Soo, writing: “Congratulations Mr. Illam. Every scene with my teacher was an honor. From the lungs of the teacher.”
Speaking to Netflix, Oh Young Soo stated, “After hearing the news of the award, for the first time in my life I said to myself, ‘I’m a decent guy’.” He continued: ‘Now it is no longer ‘we in the world’, but ‘the world in us’. As I embrace the scent of our culture and embrace the love for my family deep in my heart, I thank everyone in the world. I hope you all have a beautiful life. Thank you.”
Squid Game was also nominated for Best Television Series – Drama and Lee Jung Jae was nominated for Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series.
While the Golden Globes is the precursor to the Academy Awards, it came under fire for allegations of corruption and lack of diversity among members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). As a result, Hollywood called for a boycott of the awards ceremony, and studios such as Netflix, Warner Media and Amazon have stated that they will not participate in the ceremony until HFPA implements new reforms. NBC, which has been broadcasting the show for years, also canceled its commitment to broadcast the show.