A TV screen shows Squid Game director Hwang Dong-hyuk accepting his Emmy award during a news programme at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul on September 13. Photo: AP
A TV screen shows Squid Game director Hwang Dong-hyuk accepting his Emmy award during a news programme at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul on September 13. Photo: AP
Salomé Grouard
Opinion

Opinion

Lunar by Salomé Grouard

Squid Game’s Emmy success is Korean culture’s latest blow against US cultural hegemony

  • The success of the Korean show and the broad array of Emmy nominees has been touted as a win for diversity in an often-stale industry
  • The hope is this opens more doors for non-white actors, diversifies narratives and makes the US more open to other cultures rather than exporting its own

A TV screen shows Squid Game director Hwang Dong-hyuk accepting his Emmy award during a news programme at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul on September 13. Photo: AP
A TV screen shows Squid Game director Hwang Dong-hyuk accepting his Emmy award during a news programme at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul on September 13. Photo: AP
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