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Squid Game Star Lee Jung Jae will Not Attend The Golden Globe Awards 2022

Popular South Korean actor Lee Jung Jae who gained much recognition for the Nexflix series Squid Game has confirmed that he will not be attending the upcoming Golden Globe Awards 2022.

Lee Jung Jae has been nominated for Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama for his impressive performance in the successful Korean show Squid Game.

The actor’s agency, Artist Company issued a statement to South Korean news outlet EDaily on Wednesday, 5th January confirming that the South Korean star will not be attending the annual Golden Globe awards ceremony scheduled to be held on 9th January.

Lee Jung Jae confirms to not attend the Golden Globe Awards 2022

Well, not just Lee but even the popular show Squid Game has also made it to the nominations for Best Television Series – Drama. Squid Game happens to be the first non-English series to be nominated for the Golden Globes. Alongside Lee, his co-star O Yeong-su has also been nominated for Best Supporting Performance In A Series, Miniseries Or Television Film.

In its statement, Artist Company (according to Soompi) said, “Lee Jung Jae is immensely grateful to have been nominated in the Best Actor category at the Golden Globes, but he has decided not to attend the ceremony. He recognizes that Netflix is not participating in the Golden Globes, as has been widely reported around the world. He also made the decision considering other factors like the COVID-19 situation and the quarantine requirements.”

This news has been revealed shortly after there has been a widespread boycott of the Golden Globe awards. Hollywood has decided to boycott the awards ceremony following allegations of corruption and other cases.

A number of big directors, as well as actors, have taken the decision to not attend the awards ceremony. Also, they have decided not to accept any honors/awards too in case of their win.

Streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon, and Warner Media have also said that they too will not be a part of the Golden Globes. At the same, the streaming platforms also made it clear that they will not team up with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) unless things get sorted out.

Apart from all these, NBC, which has been the longtime broadcaster of the awards ceremony also took a backstep and has denied airing the show.

The 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be honoring the best film and Television shows of 2021. The awards are scheduled to kick off at 6 PM PT, on 9th January 2022 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

Nominations for the Golden Globe Awards 2022 have been announced by rapper Snoop Dogg and HFPA president Helen Hoehne on 13th December. Leading the pack of film nominees are movies “The Power of the Dog” and “Belfast” with seven nominations each.

According to what has been announced by HFPA on Tuesday, this year’s event will be held with no red carpet, no celebrity presenters, and no audience.

Archana Kabra
Archana Kabra is a Freelance Writer and has been extensively writing stuff related to Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Technology. She is also an ardent music lover. Twitter handle: @archana153sarda
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