In the midst of the boycott of the Golden Globe Awards which made actor Lee Jung Jae choose not to attend despite being a nominee, the HFPA (Hollywood Foreign Press Association) awarded actor O Yeong Su a trophy. He is known as Oh Il Nam, player number 001 in Squid Game.
This is the first time O Yeong Su has received a Golden Globe nomination as well as his first win. O Yeong Su took home the trophy for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television category.
Lee Jung Jae on the other hand was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama. However, he did not come out victorious in that category which made O Yeong Su the only champion of the Squid Game.
Squid Game also failed to win a trophy in the Best Television Series – Drama category. This category was won by the HBO Succession series which managed to knock out other competitors such as Lupine, The Morning Show, and Pose.
Previously, there was a lot of discussion about Lee Jung Jae who supported the boycott for the Golden Globes.
The Golden Globe Awards is an American awards ceremony in which nominees and winners are selected by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which consists of foreign film journalists from various countries around the world. While usually star-studded and viewed as an Oscar predictor, the Golden Globe Awards have come under fire in recent years for alleged corruption and diversity among HFPA members.
As a result, Hollywood called for a boycott of the Golden Globe Awards. A number of top stars and directors have expressed their intention to attend the awards ceremony, as well as receive the awards they might win.
Netflix, Amazon and Warner Media have announced that they will not participate in the Golden Globe Awards or work with the HFPA until the issue is resolved. NBC, as the TV that always broadcasts the Golden Globe Awards, also withdrew to broadcast the event.
Not only that, accusations of racism were also raised when Minari won the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 2021 Golden Globe Awards. In fact, the film was produced by an American production house, written and directed by a Korean-American, and centered on the experiences felt by Korean-Americans. America.
The Golden Globe Awards at the time said Minari was nominated in the Best Foreign Laguange Film category, and not the main film category, because half of the films were not in English.
Lee Jung Jae was also previously confirmed to be attending the Critics Choice Awards which will be held at the same time as the Golden Globe Awards. However, he canceled his attendance due to the worsening situation of the COVID-19 pandemic.