Squid Game: O Yeong-su (player 001) makes history

Squid Game

Updated by Solène S. on .

Credit: Golden Globes

The 79th Golden Globe Awards were full of surprises. During this evening behind closed doors and without an audience, O Yeong-su, the interpreter of player 001 in Squid Game, made history.

No one could have expected such success, and yet. Squid Game marked the spirits and the year 2021. This bloody Korean series with somewhat disturbing humor has broken many records after its release on Netflix. Everyone had only Squid Game on the lips. It must be said that the plot is particularly sought after and thrilling. We all want to know the outcome of this deadly game. In addition, the characters are endearing, and in particular that of player 001 … If the last seconds of this first season of Squid Game revealed a hell of a twist about him, actor O Yeong-su burst the screen.

Fan favorite – Credit (s): Netflix

Yeong-su won a Golden Globe for his role in the Squid Game series, making him the first Korean actor to win a Golden Globe since the awards ceremony began in 1944. A nice coincidence since he s’ acts from the same year the actor was born. The 77-year-old comedian who played player number 001 (named after Oh Il-nam) received the award for best performance by a supporting actor in a series, limited series or television movie at the Golden Globes, this Sunday January 9. He has beaten a list of other impressive supporting actors including: Billy Crudup and Mark Duplass (The Morning Show), Kieran Culkin (Succession) et Brett Goldstein (Ted Lasso).

A beautiful coincidence

This great award will remain etched in history. Not only is the award Yeong-su’s first major award (and South Korea’s first Golden Globe), it’s his first nomination.. “Although O Yeong-su is a respected stage actor in his native South Korea, his Globe nomination is his first-ever nomination in a major awards ceremony.”, the Golden Globes website said. Unfortunately, the actor was not present at the ceremony to collect his prize. Yeong-su’s character in Squid Game – an elderly man with a comedic spirit – quickly became a fan favorite of the series. But then, will this character be present in season 2 of Squid Game if the series is renewed by Netflix? The future will tell !