SEOUL, 28 Jan. (Yonhap) — South Korean global phenomenon “Squid Game” has been nominated for the annual Producers Guild of America (PGA) awards.
The PGA announced Thursday (US time) the nominations for this year’s awards, honoring excellence in film and television productions. The 33rd edition will take place on March 19.
“Squid Game,” a Korean-language Netflix Original, has been listed as a nominee in the Norman Felton Award category for Best Episodic Television Producer – Drama. It will rival “The Handmaid’s Tale”, “The Morning Show”, “Succession” and “Yellowstone”.
It is the first time that a non-English-language television program has received a nod at the PGA Awards.
In 2020, Oscar-winning “Parasite” was nominated in the Best Picture category but failed to win.
Since its stellar debut in September, “Squid Game” has garnered numerous accolades and nominations at prestigious awards shows across the United States.
He won Best Full-Length TV Series at the Gotham Awards in November and won Best TV Supporting Actor for O Yeong-su at this year’s Golden Globes.
The all-Korean show has also been recognized by other Hollywood guilds, including the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards and the Art Directors Guild (ADG).