The 28-year-old was recognized as the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her performance in Squid Game's episode, Gganbu. This makes her the first Korean actress to be awarded in the said category. The other nominees include Succession's Hope Davis, Harriet Walter, and Sanaa Lathan, Euphoria's Martha Kelly, and The Morning Show's Marcia Gay Harden.
In the series, Yoo Mi plays Ji Yeong (aka Player 240), an ex-convict who joined the game. It's worth highlighting that the actress filmed Squid Game and All Of Us Are Dead at the same time. Aside from the commute back and forth, Yoo Mi was also challenged to ~switch~ between her two different characters for the dramas.
The actress shared her gratitude during her acceptance speech and said, "Thank you so much for giving me such a great award. I'm grateful for the Emmy Awards, and I love Netflix, who is always by my side, and I also love my agency VARO Entertainment. I'm very happy! Thank you again."
"I'm so happy, and I honestly can't believe it. I can't wait to tell my close friends and brag about it. Thank you so much!", she added. Yoo Mi also mentioned that she will be placing her trophy where she can see it all the time. You go, girl!
Squid Game also bagged awards such as Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode, Outstanding Stunt Performance, and Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour or More) at the 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
If you think Squid Game's success stops there, think again—the drama also received six nominations at the upcoming 74th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards which will happen on September 12: Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series; Lee Jung Jae for Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Jung Ho Yeon for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Park Hae Soo and Oh Young Soo for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
Good luck and congratulations to the Squid Game team!
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