“Squid Game” Lee Jung Jae Nominated For The 2021 Gotham Awards

He’s the only asian in his category!

It was recently announced that Lee Jung Jae had been nominated for the 2021 Gotham Awards in the category Outstanding Performance in New Series. As the star of worldwide phenomenon Squid Game, it was natural that the actor was nominated. Along him are other nominees such as Ethan Hawke and Anna Taylor-Joy.

Here is the full list of nominees.

Jennifer Coolidge
in The White Lotus (HBO Max/HBO)
Michael Greyeyes in Rutherford Falls (Peacock)
Ethan Hawke in The Good Lord Bird (Showtime)
Devery Jacobs in Reservation Dogs (FX)
Lee Jung-jae in Squid Game (Netflix)
Thuso Mbedu in The Underground Railroad (Amazon Studios)
Jean Smart in Hacks (HBO Max/HBO)
Omar Sy in Lupin (Netflix)
Anya Taylor-Joy in The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)
Anjana Vasan in We Are Lady Parts (Peacock)

Congratulations to the veteran actor. The nomination is even more groundbreaking as not only is he the only asian in his category, his category is also a new one that does not divide nominees by gender. Best of luck to Lee Jung Jae! Winners will be announced on November 29, 2021.

Source: EW