Lee Jung-jae of “Round 6” Makes History at the 2022 Emmys

On Monday (12/9), “Round 6” actor Lee Jung-jae became the first Asian man to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

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The actor competed in the category with Jason Bateman (“Ozark”), Brian Cox (“Succession”), Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”), Adam Scott (“Severance”) and Jeremy Strong (“Succession”).

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In the series, Lee plays a single dad addicted to gambling, who participates in the game filled with mental and psychological challenges in the hopes of winning a big cash prize.

“Round 6” went down in history by becoming the first non-English language production to win an Emmy. The Netflix series won the award for Directing for a Drama Series, Hwang Dong-hyuk.


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