Actor Lee Jung Jae has established himself as a global actor.
On October 21, the 31st Gotham Awards (the Gotham Awards) released the nominee list for ‘Outstanding Performance in a New Series’ and Lee Jung Jae was nominated for the category for the Netflix original ‘Squid Game’.
Along with Lee Jung Jae, Ethan Hawke (‘The Good Road Bird’), Anya Taylor-Joy (‘Queen’s Gambit’), Jennifer Coolidge (‘White Lotus’), Michael Grace (‘Rutherford Falls’), Debri Jacobs (‘Boho ‘Dogs in the District’) were also nominated.
The Gotham Awards is an annual awards ceremony for independent films held in New York, USA, and is one of the most prestigious awards in the US. It is hosted by the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), an independent film support organization in the United States, and awards are decided through votes by IFP members. As the awards ceremony that kicks off the awards season in the United States, it is considered a place where you can predict the results of future awards ceremonies.
In the midst of a life crisis in ‘Squid Game’, Lee Jung Jae received a business card from a mysterious person and took on the role of Sung Ki-hoon, who participates in the game after thinking about it. In particular, he succeeded in transforming his acting into a friendly character that is completely different from his previous work, and deeply portrayed the inner side of the conflict in an extreme situation.
Lee Jung Jae, who received favorable reviews not only in Korea but also abroad, was nominated for the Gotham Awards.
The 31st Gotham Awards will be held on November 29.