Emmy Awards 2022: Squid Game Nominations, Everything to Know

Every great series comes through a long journey. There is quite a lot to know and admire. Similar is the case when we talk about Netflix’s “Squid Game”. The show has touched new heights and there is divided opinion about the success of the show. The article is more about the memes on the squid game and Squid game nominations that came through in Emmy 2022.

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Netflix’s Squid Game owns 132 million viewers in 23 days

Not only relating through the memes of the series, but we will also be looking at the series from the aspect of the unknown fact. There are more followers and also likable content related to the show.

According to sources, there have been 132 million views on the show in 23 days. Quite the ravishing stats to look forward to.

Emmy Nominations 2022 of Squid Game

Squid Game became the first foreign language drama to be ever nominated for Emmy Awards in the Outstanding Drama Series category.

This series received nominations along with Better Call Saul, Yellowjackets, Ozark, Euphoria, Succession, Stranger Things, and Severance for the same category.

The South Korean drama made a big hit back in 2021. It has received 14 nominations for different categories. The satirical comedy-drama, Succession leads the Emmy nominations with a count of 25.

Likewise, Squid Game is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in Drama Series. The nomination goes to Lee Jung-Jae who starred as player 456 or Seong Gi-hun.

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Squid Game nominations in Primetime Emmy Awards is for 14 different categories.
Source: IGN

Squid Games nominations also came for outstanding supporting actor in a Drama Series. The supporting actor’s role was portrayed by Park Hae-soo as Cho Sang-woo or player 218 and Oh Yeong-Su as Oh II- nam or player 001.

Additionally, it received nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in Drama Series. Jung Ho-yeon as player 067 or Kang Sae-byeok portrayed the role of supporting actress in the series.

Lee You-mi received a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. Lee You-mi portrayed the role of player 240 or Ji-yeong in Squid Game.

Further, the other nominations for the Squid Game include:

  • Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
  • Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program
  • Outstanding Directing- Drama Series
  • Outstanding Cinematography for a Single in Drama Series
  • Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode
  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing- Drama Series
  • Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
  • Outstanding Stunt Performance

Squid Game Season 1 Popularity

Emmy Awards announced the nominations for this year on 12th July 2022, Tuesday. The South Korean Netflix series is here creating history by receiving 5 nominations for acting alone.

Squid Game was released on 17th September 2021. It only has one season till now. However, the second season of Squid Game was announced recently on 12th June 2022. Netflix announced the second season through a Twitter post.

The first season of this series comprised nine episodes. The run time of those episodes varied from 32 minutes to 63 minutes. Besides, the South Korean Drama received enormous popularity shortly after its release.

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It became one of the most-watched series worldwide within a month. The series was viewed for over 1.65 billion hours.

Eventually, the series was dubbed in 34 languages and around 37 languages were available as subtitles. Thus, this aided in driving popularity in the international market.

It became one of the most-watched TV series soon. Squid Game became the most viewed series in 94 countries and it remained in the first position for weeks.

The production value of the Squid Game’s first season was $21.4 million whereas the show made $900 million today.

Predicted Emmy Winners and for Squid Game Nominations

As per our predictions, Director Hwang Dong-hyuk the director and writer of Squid Game will receive the award for Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.

Lee Jung-jae won Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, Gotham Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, and Critics’ Choice Super Awards in 2021 for his role in Squid Game.

He took home his award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series. Thus, his portrayal of his role as Seong Gi-hun was impeccable in Squid Game. Lee Jung-jae was not the only one winning awards for his role.

The other cast and the production team also won awards for several nominations. Jung Ho-Yeon also received a few awards for her breakthrough role in Squid Game.

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Squid Game is renewed for next season on 12th June 2022.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Thus, from this all we can assume that Lee Jung-Jae will give tough competition to other nominees for lead actor. Chae Gyung-seon is the art director of squid game who received Guild Awards for Art directors through her outstanding work.

Thus, there’s a chance she may win Emmy Awards too for her art direction.

Furthermore, Squid Game is nominated this year too for other awards. It is nominated for Television Critics Association Awards, Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards along with Blue Dragon Series Awards. These award functions are yet to be held.

Likewise, Primetime Emmy Awards will be telecast on NBC on 12th September, Monday. The audience can enjoy the event through live streams too. It will be streamed on Peacock TV. 

13 Unknown Facts about Squid Game

There are 132 million viewers and counting who loved the series to the core. It was the time when the suspense came through and a lot of people were left jaw dropped with ease. But there are a lot of unknown facts about the series that the viewers have missed with the greatest of ease.

13 unknown facts about Squid Game are:

  • Squid Game first came into existence in the year 2008. The script for the show was over in 2008 only to hit the audience in 2021. Quite the amount of time taken for the dream to become the reality.
  • The real name of the series was never meant to be Squid Game. Interestingly the show was termed to be named, Round six at the start. It was after the holding through by Netflix that the name was changed to Squid Game.
  • Hwang Dong-Hyuk lost six of the teeth while writing the script of the series. It is a fact that there was a lot of pressure on the writer of the series. Henceforth he lost six teeth in the process.
  • The phone number that is used in the series is real. Yes, you read that right. The phone number which is given to the contestant to call is real. In fact, the owner of the number got bombarded with tons of calls and messages a handful of times.

Other Unknown Facts

  • Squid Game was termed to be a movie. You read that right. At first, the director of the project focused on making it a movie. Some of his great works include Silenced, The Fortress. However in the end the series came through.
  • The doll used in the series for the Red Light, Green Light game is real. Yes, the doll that was used in the first game of the series is still available at a museum that is present in the north of Seoul.
  • Jung Ho-Yeon never acted before. This can come as a huge surprise but the actress in the series by the character of Sae-Byoek had never done acting. In fact, she is a well-known model who came through from Korea’s Next Top Model. Quite a stellar debut to have.
  • Abdul Ali, the character played by Anupam Tripathi hails from Indian origin. He moved to Korea in the year 2010. After doing a lot of smaller roles, his role of Ali is something of higher substance in his career.
  • Park Hae Soo who plays a likable and hateful character in the series is about to be part of another project. Yes, he will be part of the Korean version of Money Heist which will make things interesting for him.

Added Unknown Facts

  • The sets in the series are actually real and also the players. Yes, the director used 456 exact players to shoot the project. In like manner, the sets for the games are in real life rather than the VFX effects for the audience to enjoy.
  • This is pretty interesting. The doodles on the wall of the players had all the games they would play for the time being. If you watch closely the dorm where the players slept had clues for all the games.
  • Ji Young who tends to partner with Sae Byoek in the marble game was actually a boy. The director thought out that player to be a boy but later used the girl was mainly to create the bond between the two. Fans too were able to connect with the bond of Sae Byoek and Ji Young.
  • The room where the body was burned after the death was inspired and remodeled as per Auschwitz concentration camp. This shows the dedication of the crew members who wanted everything to be perfect.

Meme of Squid Game

Memes are an important part of any project. This not only allows the fame to go one notch higher but it also allows for the smile to come through. Creating worthy memes is an easy part to get the required advertisement for the show which is understandable.

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Some of the best memes found on the internet have been listed below for the readers to enjoy.

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