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‘Squid Game’ Will Vie for Top-Drama Emmy in First for a Foreign TV Show

  • The dystopian South Korean series earns 14 awards nominations
  • Netflix has invested more than peers in foreign-language shows
“Squid Game”
“Squid Game”Photographer: Noh Juhan/Netflix

“Squid Game,” the most popular show in Netflix Inc. history, will compete for best drama series at the Emmy Awards in September, the first time a foreign-language program has been nominated for the biggest prize in the US TV industry.

The South Korean drama about a deadly competition earned 14 nominations, and will compete for best drama against HBO’s “Succession” and “Euphoria,” among others.