Lee Jung-Jae wins Hollywood Critics Association's Best Actor for "Squid Game"

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17 Aug - South Korean actor Lee Jung-Jae has won another award for his performance in "Squid Game".

As reported on JoongAng Daily, the actor took home the Best Actor accolade at the Hollywood Critics Association (HCA) TV Awards in the category for Streaming Series, Drama.

He bested contenders that include Tom Hiddleston ("Loki"), Gary Oldman ("Slow Horses"), Henry Cavill ("The Witcher"), Tom Ellis ("Lucifer"), Jason Bateman ("Ozark"), and Penn Badgley ("You").

Lee, who couldn't attend the event, recorded his speech that was played at the event, saying "Squid Game brought me so much good luck. I am truly grateful for all the love and support that I have received. I am personally also excited because I feel that 'Squid Game' allowed me to open another chapter of my acting career."

"Please look forward to season two of the series as well," he added.

Meanwhile, the said Netflix drama also bagged the Best International Series trophy at the awards, defeating contenders that include fellow Netflix shows like "Lupin" and "Money Heist".

Lee Jung-Jae previously won at the Critics' Choice Awards
Lee Jung-Jae previously won at the Critics' Choice Awards
He also won at the SAG Awards
He also won at the SAG Awards

(Photo Source: Lee Jung-Jae Instagram)