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‘Squid Game’ actor, 77-year-old Yeong-su wins Golden Globe Awards

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Actor O Yeong-su, on Monday, made history as the first Korean actor to win a Golden Globe after he bagged the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in the mega-hit Netflix series, ‘Squid Game’.

The 77-year-old, who has never won a Golden Globe before, earned the top prize for his portrayal of Oh II-nam, also referred to as The Host or Player 001.

The South Korean actor triumphed in the ‘Best Supporting Actor In A TV Drama’ category, beating Kieran Culkin for Succession, Ted Lasso star Brett Goldestein and The Morning Show’s Billy Crudup and Mark Duplass.

At 77, O Yeong-su is now the oldest male actor to ever win a Golden Globe.

The win was announced at a private Golden Globes ceremony in Los Angeles, after an in-person award ceremony was cancelled owing to lack of diversity.

O Yeong-su’s character served as a companion for protagonist Seong Gi-hun in ‘Squid Game’, only to end up being at the centre of one of the biggest twists of the whole show.

Abass Latifat Olamide is an undergraduate student of English Language at the Lagos State University. She is an extrovert by nature and admires hard work and consistency. Follow her on Twitter @Lartholomo,Instagram@Lartholomo,FB page@AbassLatifatOlamide.

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