The actor is best known for starring as Player 001 in the Netflix show
Squid Game star O Yeong-su made history by becoming the first Korean actor to ever win a Golden Globe award.
Yeong-su, best known for portraying Player 001 or Oh Il-nam in the critically-acclaimed Netflix show was competing against Kieran Culkin for Succession, Billy Crudup for The Morning Show, Brett Goldstein for Ted Lasso, and Mark Duplass for The Morning Show.
Due to the Golden Globes being private and not televised, the 77-year-old’s victory was announced at a private ceremony that was livestreamed without any celebrity presenters or speeches. The Golden Globes has received a lot of criticism for the lack of diversity among Hollywood Foreign Press Association membership, and many questions regarding ethics and financial benefits are still unanswered. Therefore they made the affair very low-key, without a red carpet event or anything celebratory.
However, O Yeong-su’s Squid Game co-star Lee Byung-hun took to Instagram to congratulate him, and we are sure his other co-stars, both in Squid Game and outside, have reached out to congratulate him. The actor is a respected stage actor in South Korea, and is quite the big deal.
The show’s future
While O Yeong-su’s character breathed his last in the final episode of Squid Game, the series is far from over. Creator Hwang Dong-hyuk is busy with the second season, even though Netflix is yet to green light the series.
As for O himself, he said how different his life has become following the series. He said that he’s up in the air after all the success, and that he’s trying to calm and restrain himself. He is now self-conscious while going to cafes or other public places.
Let’s hope we get to see O Yeong-su in more brilliant roles.