Lee Jung-jae and Jung Ho-yeon. Image: Twitter/@SAGAwards

Lee Jung-jae took home the best actor award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for his performance in Netflix’s global hit “Squid Game” on Monday. Jung Ho-yeon, who played Sae-byeok in the series, also won for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series

Lee was named the winner of the outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series award for playing debt-ridden divorcee Seong Gi-hun. Billy Crudup of Apple TV+’s “The Morning Show,” as well as Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong and Kieran Culkin of HBO’s “Succession” were also nominated for the award.

Jung was nominated in the category along with Jennifer Aniston of “The Morning Show,” Elisabeth Moss of “The Handmaid‘s Tale,” Sarah Snook of “Succession” and Reese Witherspoon of “The Morning Show.”

Earlier, “Squid Game” was also awarded Outstanding Action Performance By a Stunt Ensemble in a TV series. JB

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