Oh Young-soo’s Emmys Dance Clip From ‘Squid Game’ Goes Viral

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A video of “Squid Game” actor Oh Young-soo dancing at the Emmys after-party on Sept. 13, uploaded by American author Meena Harris to Twitter, has gone viral online. [SCREEN CAPTURE]

Although ‘Squid Game’ star Lee Jung-jae was in the spotlight on Monday as the Emmy winner for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, it was 77-year-old actor Oh Young-soo who commanded the dance floor during the event. after the party.

A 35-second music video featuring Oh taking his beat to Anderson Paak and Bruno Mars’ R&B song “Leave the Door Open” is going viral online. The video, uploaded to Twitter by American children’s book author Meena Harris on September 13, has been viewed by more than 510,000 people, retweeted nearly 4,000 times and gained more than 9,000 likes as of Wednesday morning.

Emmy after-party attendants surround and applaud Oh as he demonstrates various dance moves, including a robot dance that may be inappropriate for the moving song.

Oh was nominated for supporting actor in Netflix’s dystopian hit “Squid Game” (2021) at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards held in Los Angeles on Sunday. Although Oh didn’t win the award, “Squid Game” was able to win two awards out of 14 nominations – Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series Award for Director Hwang Dong-hyuk and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Award. for Lee.

Oh made his acting debut in 1963. The actor made his first big screen appearance in 1965 in ‘The Seashore Village’ and was also in ‘Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring’ by director Kim Ki-duk (2003). Oh starred in some 200 plays and was widely known for his theatrical work until he was cast as the No. 1 player in “Squid Game.” He recently starred in the play “Last Session,” which was staged at a theater in Daehangno, central Seoul. For his role in “Squid Game,” Oh won Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Supporting Role at the 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards in January.

BY YIM SEUNG-HYE [[email protected]]

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