Historical significance Squid Game‘s huge Emmy nomination haul—which also included acting nominations for Lee Jung-jaePark Hae -sooJung Ho-yeon and Lee You-mi, plus writing directing nominations for Hwang—was not lost on him.

He said, “We’re moving on from U.S. content being exported abroad in the past and global audiences only enjoying U.S. content.” The U.S. is also enjoying the global content. It is truly a moment of greatness.”

Hwang however hopes that it is only the beginning.

He stated that this was the point of departure for cultural exchanges, understanding and appreciation of other cultures. “In the context of the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian war, these kinds of cultural exchanges can help us to understand one another better and reduce some conflicts throughout the globe.”