'Squid Game's Lee Jung-Jae Makes History With Lead Actor Win At Emmys

"Squid Game" actor Lee Jung-Jae set a record at the Emmys on Monday, 

becoming an actor for the very first time to be awarded Outstanding Lead actor for a drama Series in a non-English-speaking role.

Jung-jae is the character Seong Gi-hun, also known as Player 456, was the very first Asian or South Korean actor to win in this category.

The actor expressed gratitude to the director of the show, Hwang Dong-hyuk, for "making the real problems that we encounter appear in life.

"You can view the acceptance speech, delivered on both English in both English and Korean, below.

It was a historical night for "Squid Game," 

which is currently in a second season on Netflix and is in the works because it became the only non-English language television show to be recognized as an Outstanding Drama Series.

The show had been nominated for 14 awards on the Monday, was unable to win against "Succession" within the category.