Actor Lee Jung-jae wrote a new history by becoming the main character of the Emmy Award.

At the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards (hereinafter referred to as Emmy Awards) held at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on the 12th (local time), Lee Jung-jae won the Best Actor Award in a TV drama category. It is the first Korean actor and the first Asian actor to win the award.

Lee Jung-jae said through his agency, "I will share the joy of this award with you who loved 'Squid Game' and Sung Ki-hoon." Thank you for your acceptance speech.

Lee Jung-jae then said about the title of "The First Emmy Award for an Asian National Actor," adding, "I think I'm thinking a lot," adding, "It doesn't feel light that it took a long time for an Asian to win the award as the main character." "Koreans are very happy, but other Asian countries are very happy, so I felt that this award is not something I can be happy about alone," he said about the meaning of the extraordinary award.

Lee Jung-jae was loved by viewers not only in Korea but also around the world for his in-depth performance as Sung Ki-hoon, who received a business card from a mysterious person and participated in the game in the Netflix series "Squid Game," which was released last year.

In addition to the Emmy Award, Lee Jung-jae proved his global popularity by winning the Best Actor Award at major U.S. awards such as SAG, the Independent Spirit Awards, the Critics Choice Awards, and the Critics Choice Super Awards.

In particular, Lee Jung-jae was the first actor to appear in a non-English-speaking film to set an award-winning record, adding to its significance.

Meanwhile, Lee Jung-jae made a successful debut as a director beyond an actor. The first film, "Hunt," directed by Lee Jung-jae, continues to be a long-term box office hit, surpassing 4 million viewers in Korea.

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