South Korean actress Lee You-mi, known for her role in the Netflix series Squid Game, has become the first Korean actress to win the award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her appearance in the series, at the 2022 Emmys. Taking to Twitter, the Television Academy tweeted, “Congratulations to Lee You-mi on just winning the #Emmys for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for @SquidGame (@Netflix)! #Emmys #Emmys2022 .” (Also read | 2022 Emmy nominations: Squid Game is the first non-English show to compete for best drama)
You-mi won the award for her appearance in Squid Game episode Gganbu as Ji-yeong. Taking to her Instagram, You-mi shared a photo of herself holding the award as she smiled at the camera. For the occasion, she wore a black and white outfit. She captioned the post in Korean, “Thank you so much for this meaningful award.”
She also added, “Television Academy and director Hwang Dong-wook, thank you very much for our teams who performed together in Squid Game, and thank you very much to Netflix. Thank you for loving Jiyoung and I will continue to work harder. And c is real family entertainment I love you so much! I love my parents, my brother and my grandmother so much. I feel so good. I’m so happy!”
According to Soompi, she also spoke after receiving the award, “I’m so happy and honestly, I can’t believe it. I can’t wait to tell my close friends and brag about them. Thank you so much!” Other nominees for this category were – Hope Davis (Estate), Marcia Gay Harden (The Morning Show), Martha Kelly (Euphoria), Sanaa Lathan (Estate) and Harriet Walter (Estate).
Squid Game also won three other awards – Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode, Outstanding Stunt Performance, and Outstanding Production Design for a Contemporary Narrative Program (One Hour or More).
The Television Academy tweeted, “Lim Tae-hoon, Shim Sang-min, Kim Cha-i & Lee Tae-young pick up an #Emmy win in the Outstanding Stunt Performance category for their work on @SquidGame (@Netflix ) ! Congratulation !” “That’s right! Chae Kyoung-sun, Gim En-jee and Kim Jeong-gon win the #Emmy for Best Production Design for a Contemporary Narrative Program (one hour or more) for @SquidGame (@Netflix)!” read another tweet.