O Yeong-Su won the award for Best Supporting Actor in Squid Game at the Golden Globe ceremony, hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). He plays the role Oh Il-nam, better known by the pseudonym Player 001, in the series, who is secretly the initiator of the deadly contest, in which highly indebted people try to win 45.6 billion won (37.9 billion won). million dollars) in price,
For the 79th edition of this contest held last Sunday, O Yeong-Su becomes the first Korean to win this award, beating Billy Crudup and Mark Duplass of “The Morning Show”, Kieran Culkin of “Succession” and Brett Goldstein of “Ted Lasso".
After hearing the news, I said to myself “you're a good guy” for the first time in my life. Hope everyone has a good life.
Said the 77-year-old actor, before continuing
I float in the air, I tell myself that I need to calm down and organize my thoughts. I must maintain myself now.
He then thanked people all over the world who enjoyed the Korean series.
Note that after its release on September 17, 2021, Squid Game became the most successful Netflix signed content, for a total of 1.65 billion hours of streaming, 4 weeks after its appearance on the platform.
With a career as a theater actor starting in 1963, O Yeong-Su has appeared in over 200 productions, and received recognition from several prestigious local awards, including the Dong-A Theater Award in 1979, the Baeksang Arts Award in 1994 and the National Theater Association of Korea for Best Actor in 2000.
With all of this success, the actor claims he has achieved great things in his life including gaining new fame through the Squid Game series and that he has come to a point where he wants to leave it all behind and to enjoy life.