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Emmy Awards: Squid Game's Lee Jung-Jae 1st Asian To Win Best Drama Actor

Squid Game's Lee Jung-Jae has become the first Asian star to win the Emmy Award for best male actor in a drama.

The South Korean won for playing the main role of the increasingly desperate Seong Gi-Hun in the hit Netflix Show.

The show's creator, hwang dong-hyuk, won the best drama series director prize, also the first Asian to do so.

Outstanding drama went to succession for a second year running, while ted lasso also won for the second year in a row in the best comedy series category.

Zendaya won best drama actress for a second time for playing teenage drug addict rue in euphoria, following her win in 2020.

While, Ted Lasso Star Jason Sudeikis repeated his 2021 success by winning best leading comedy actor for playing the titular football coach.

British writer Jesse Armstrong won the writing award for succession for the third year running and made a jibe about the monarchy during his acceptance speech for best drama series.

There was a muted build-up to the event, with some pre-show festivities called off following the death of Queen Elizabeth II last week.

Last year's ceremony was staged outdoors and had limited in-person attendance.