Lee Jung Jae will not be attending the Golden Globes this year, despite being nominated for a major award. He will thereby take part in the boycott against the Golden Globes.
According to the film industry on December 5th, Lee Jung Jae will not be attending the 2022 Golden Globe Awards scheduled for December 9th. At this awards ceremony, Lee Jung Jae was nominated for the Best Actor Award in the TV Drama category for Netflix‘s ‘Squid Game‘. In addition, ‘Squid Game‘ was nominated for Best Television Series and Oh Young Soo was nominated for Best Supporting Actor. It was the first time in history that a Korean drama was nominated for a Golden Globe and received attention both domestic and international.
The Golden Globes has been under fire in recent months due to a lack of diversity. Fueled by the press, Hollywood has called for a widespread boycott of the American awards show. NBC, the long-time broadcaster of the awards show, also dropped the broadcast of the Golden Globes for the year. Moreover, studios including Netflix, Amazon, and Warner Media have refused to take part in the ceremony until reforms were put in place.
Lee Jung Jae originally planned a trip to the U.S. to attend the Critics Choice Awards, which will be held at the same time as the Golden Globes. However, due to the pandemic and ongoing boycott against the organization, he canceled his trip to the States.