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‘Squid Sport’ superstar Lee Jung-jae to skip 2022 Golden Globes rite

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NEW DELHI: South Korean superstar Lee Jung-jae, who’s nominated for the most efficient actor in TV drama Golden Globe for the hit Netflix sequence “Squid Sport”, is not going to attend the awards rite scheduled to be held in the United States on January 9.

In step with Korean media outlet Soompi, Lee’s company, Artist Corporate, on Wednesday issued a commentary pronouncing the scoop.

“He’s immensely thankful to were nominated within the Perfect Actor class on the Golden Globes, however he has determined to not attend the rite. He recognises that Netflix isn’t taking part within the Golden Globes, as has been extensively reported all over the world,” the company mentioned on Lee’s behalf.

The Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation (HFPA), which conducts the Golden Globes, got here underneath public scrutiny over its racially homogenous make-up, in addition to alleged corruption following a bombshell Los Angeles Occasions investigation in early 2021.

Most sensible Hollywood stars, together with Tom Cruise, and plenty of large firms have publicly boycotted the awards display.

Lee’s company additional mentioned elements just like the Covid-19 state of affairs and the quarantine necessities additionally contributed to the actor pulling out from the development.

The 49-year-old actor, a large superstar in local South Korea courtesy of Ok-dramas like “Leader of Team of workers” and flicks “Alongside With the Gods” sequence, “The Face Reader” and “The Housemaid”, received global prominence following the debut of “Squid Sport” on September 17, 2021.

Lee, who performed Seong Gi-hun aka participant 456 who emerges winner through the tip of the display, is nominated along Brian Cox and Jeremy Sturdy (“Succession”), Billy Porter (“Pose”), and Omar Sy (“Lupin”) in the most efficient efficiency through an actor in a tv sequence – drama class on the Globes.

As in step with Netflix, “Squid Sport” changed into its “largest sequence release” until date after the Korean language survival drama hit the mark of 111 million perspectives in not up to a month since its debut.

O Yeong-su, who essayed the aged participant no 001 in “Squid Sport”, has additionally earned a Golden Globe nod in the most efficient supporting actor – tv class.

Directed through Hwang Dong-hyuk, the sequence is nominated for perfect tv sequence – drama as neatly. Hwang lately mentioned that “Squid Sport” will go back for a 2nd season and a possible 3rd bankruptcy. Netflix is but to formally greenlight both of the seasons.