Lee Jung-jae wins Best Male TV Actor at Indie Spirit Awards


Lee Jung-jae of South Korean sensational hit “Squid Game” has won Best Male Actor in a TV Series at the 37th Film Independent Spirit Awards.

At the awards ceremony in Santa Monica, Calif., held on Sunday (US time), Lee received the award for Best Male Performance in a Scripted Series, beating out Olly Alexander of “It’s a Sin”, Michael Greyeyes of “Rutherford Falls”, Murray Bartlett of “The White Lotus”, and Ashley Thomas of “THEM: Covenant”.

“Thank you for giving me this meaningful award,” Lee said in a videotaped acceptance speech. “First of all, I would like to thank the ‘Squid Game’ team and Netflix, and thank all the audiences who love ‘Squid Game’.”

He hinted that he was working on the second season of Netflix’s most successful series.

“I know there are a lot of ‘Squid Game’ fans around the world, and what you’re most interested in is when season 2 is coming out,” he said. “It’s on its way. Stay tuned!”

Lee won Best Actor for the second week in a row after winning the Screen Actors Guild Awards last week.

And he’s the second winner for Best Actor in a TV Series at the Indie Spirit Awards, dedicated to independent filmmakers, which expanded the categories for TV series last year.

Additionally, Lee became the second Korean actor to win an award at the annual awards after Youn Yuh-jung won Best Supporting Actress last year for her performance in the immigration film ” Minari”.

Lee starred as Gi-hoon, an unlucky middle-aged man lured into a mysterious Korean traditional children’s game competition that will reward the sole survivor with 45.6 billion won ($37.8 million) in prizes .

The all-Korean-language Netflix original series “Squid Game” has rallied around US awards season.

On Saturday, the US Art Directors Guild (ADG) said at its 26th annual awards ceremony that the nine-episode series won the one-hour single-camera contemporary series category for the various film sets in the sixth. episode titled “Gganbu” with production. designer Chae Kyong-sun. (Yonhap)


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