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‘Squid Game’ Director, Star Triumph at Emmys

South Korean actor Lee Jung-jae (L) poses with the award for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series and South Korean director Hwang Dong-hyuk (R) with the Emmy for Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series for “Squid Game” during the 74th Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, on September 12, 2022. (Photo by Frederic J. Brown / AFP)/2022-09-13 12:46:50/

“Squid Game” director Hwang Dong-hyuk and star Lee Jung-jae have won Emmy awards for their work on the dystopian hit show. 

Hwang won Outstanding Directing and Lee Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series at the Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday.  

Hwang is the first Korean director to win an Emmy in a non-English drama, and Lee is the second actor after fellow “Squid Game” actress Lee You-mi, who received a Creative Arts Emmy award last week. 

Lee attended the ceremony with his girlfriend Lim Se-ryong and held hands with her on the red carpet. Lim, a conglomerate heiress, has been dating Lee since 2015.  

The eldest daughter of Daesang Group chairman Lim Chang-wook, Lim is also the second largest shareholder of the group. She married Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong in 1998, but the two divorced in 2009. They have a son and daughter.

Actor Lee Jung-jae (left) and Director Hwang Dong-hyuk pose with their trophies at the Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Monday. /AFP-Yonhap

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