‘Squid Game’ Makes Emmys History as First-Ever Non-English Drama Series Nominee
Disney and Hybe unveil new BTS shows for Disney Plus
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‘Squid Game’ Makes Emmys History as First-Ever Non-English Drama Series Nominee — Netflix’s “Squid Game” continues to make history.
The brutal South Korean drama about class, power, wealth and kiddie games has just landed an Emmy nomination for outstanding drama — making it the first-ever non-English language show to receive a series nod by the Television Academy. “Squid Game” earned a total of 14 Emmy nominations, including Lee Jung-jae for lead actor, Jung Ho-yeon for supporting actress, Park Hae-soo and Oh Yeong-su for supporting actor and Lee You-mi for guest actress.
Until this year, non-English projects have never won — or have even been nominated in — a major category at the SAG Awards, Golden Globes or the Primetime Emmys. But that has changed this year, as “Squid Game” already has been nominated at the SAG Awards for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series and by the Globes for best drama.
Disney and Hybe unveil new BTS shows for Disney Plus — On Monday, Disney announced that it is developing five new titles for its streaming platform in collaboration with BTS’ management company, Hybe (formerly Big Hit Entertainment).
Among the planned shows include “BTS: Permission to Dance On Stage – LA,” a taped Los Angeles concert special, and “BTS Monuments: Beyond the Star,” a behind-the-scenes docuseries. Both shows will feature all seven group members.
According to Disney and Hybe, the docuseries will include snapshots of the members’ daily lives “as they prepare for their second chapter.”
BTS’ recent announcement that the members will be taking a break to pursue individual projects is reflected in the upcoming reality series that will only feature BTS member V.
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