the grandpa acted well but ive definitely seen lee jungjae in better roles, he was OTT in squid game. truth to be told there are better written/acted kdramas than squid game in 2021 (e.g. DP, move to heaven, taxi driver), but it's getting nominated because other kdramas don't get watched by yanks. the bts effect will occur, i.e. korean tv award will laud squid game because it's popular abroad even if knetz called it out for plagiarism at first.