With a Golden Globe nomination, 'Squid Game' is breaking the 'One-Inch Barrier.'

Squid Game is breaking yet another record that no Korean drama has ever achieved.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 2022 Golden Globe Awards on December 13th.

The global survival K-drama directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk has been nominated for three major awards.

Squid Game is the first Korean drama to receive a Golden Globe nomination for Best Series.

In Hollywood, the K-drama breaks the barrier of foreign content.

For years, before the craze of Korean content like K-Pop and K-culture, K-dramas were a rousing success for global audiences.

Until the success of Squid Game, the addictive form of television had yet to be recognized by American institutions.

The Korean drama has been nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Television Series â Drama.

It is the first time in Golden Globes history that a non-English project has been nominated in the category.

The nomination of Squid Game is significant for both K-drama fans and the television industry.

There's something to be said about a K-drama being nominated for the Golden Globes' most prestigious award.

No one expected the K-drama to achieve the level of popularity it did, including most executives and audiences.

"They knew it was something special," Netflix's head of global TV Bela Bajaria told Variety, "but we couldn't imagine or anticipate this because it's never happened before. It's so hard to imagine something on this scale."

The Golden Globe nomination for Squid Game is linked to Parasite's big Oscar win in 2019.

In just a few years, Korean content has come a long way.

Many people attribute its success to the globalization of K-Pop, which paved the way for interest in Korean films and dramas.

Parasite, directed by Bong Joon-ho, was the first South Korean film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture in 2019.

Bong's acceptance speech drew attention to the general public's unwillingness to watch foreign content due to the lack of subtitles.

In an interview with Variety, Squid Game director Hwang revisited Bong's speech.

"Perhaps the 'one-inch [subtitles] barrier' that director Bong talked about has finally come down, and I am very proud to have played a role in that," he said, adding that Parasite and Squid Game's acceptance by Hollywood will hopefully allow foreign-language content to be recognized.

The success of Squid Game on Netflix proved that the one-inch subtitles barrier isn't a hindrance.

The majority of viewers watched the dubbed English version of the Korean drama.

Many people agreed that the English translations were inaccurate and undervalued the characters' emotions and acting.

"The more you watch international films or television series in their original language, the closer you feel to the story, even if you don't understand what's being said," Collider explained. "This happens because tone, emotion, and the way each sentence is spoken by an actor transcend the language barrier."

The nomination for Best Series for the Korean drama isn't the only way for it to win at the Golden Globes.

Lee Jung-jae is up for Best actor in a television series â drama, according to People's list of nominations.

Lee portrayed Seong Gi-hun, one of the 456 children who participate in the deadly childhood games.

Oh Yeong-su, a veteran actor, is best known for his role as Il-nam in Squid Game.

The actor portrayed Player 001, who turned out to be the game's creator.

Oh is up for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film at the Golden Globes.

The Golden Globe Awards will not be broadcast on television, but the winners will be announced on Sunday, January 9th.

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