I think this has to be the tail end of the Squid Game hype and attention, and boy did it last exactly an entire year. When I saw the nominations for the 2022 Emmy Awards included Squid Game it felt like the drama aired so long ago but I realized it was September 2021 which made it too late for the 2021 awards but the first eligible shows for the 2022 cycle. Congrats goes to Lee Jung Jae who made history as the first non-English speaker and first Korean actor to win Best Actor at the 2022 Emmy Awards for Squid Game. Joining him in making history is PD Hwang Dong Hyuk who took home the Best Director trophy. The drama lost out on Outstanding Drama Series to Succession which came into the night with the most nods at 25. This drama continues to be the golden goose in elevating K-ent to new viewership and critical acclaim heigths.