Emmys 2022: Squid Game Wins Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

 Emmys 2022: Squid Game Wins Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

Emmys 2022: Squid Game Wins Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

Netflix’s Squid Game is officially an Emmy champ. During Monday night’s proceedings, chief and series creator Hwang Dong-hyuk was given the award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for his work on the series’ pilot episode, “Red Light, Green Light”. Different nominees in the category were Jason Bateman for Ozark, Ben Stiller for Severance, Karyn Kusama for Yellowjackets, and Mark Mylod, Cathy Yan, and Lorene Scafaria for three distinct episodes of Succession. Squid Game already made history for being the first non-English language series to at any point be nominated for an Emmy, also scoring nominations for Best Drama Series, Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, and Composing for a Drama Series.

It’s a wrap! Hwang Dong-hyuk wins the #Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for @SquidGame (@Netflix)! 💥 #Emmys #Emmys2022 pic.twitter.com/6uVjUMCwIi

— Television Academy (@TelevisionAcad) September 13, 2022

Squid Game tells the story of various people in Korea who are in major obligation. After being solicited in their everyday lives, 456 players are gathered to compete in desperate games for a chance to win more than $35 million USD. Fortunately, the series was already recharged for a second season, so fans can anticipate all the more high-stakes drama later on.

“It required 12 years to bring the first season of Squid Game to life last year. In any case, it required 12 days for Squid Game to become the most popular Netflix series ever,” Hwang wrote when a second season of the series was announced. “As the writer, chief, and maker of Squid Game, a colossal shout out to fans around the world. Thank you for watching and adoring our show. And presently, Gi-hun returns. The Front Man returns. Season 2 is coming. The man in the suit with ddakji may be back. You’ll also be acquainted with Youthful hee’s sweetheart, Cheol-su. Go along with us again for a totally different round.”

“I’m not really perfectly positioned to examine season 2 in an official setting, however if there somehow happened to be a season 2, in the first season that we saw Gi-hun is a character whose humanity is shown through or exposed in certain situations,” Hwang explained to The Associated Press. “At the end of the day, his humanity is shown through an exceptionally passive manner. In any case, I would feel that in the second season, what he has learned from the games and his involvement with the first season, they will all be put to use in a more active manner.”

“And at the same time, as for the Front Man [Lee Byung-hun] who was also a past victor however became a Front Man, it resembles Darth Vader,” the creator added. “Some end up Jedi and some become Darth Vader, isn’t that so? I believe that maybe Gi-hun will go through a certain critical place where he is put through a test as well.”