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South Korea smash hit 'Squid Game' wins major Emmys

Lee Jung-jae becomes first Asian to win for best drama series actor

Lee Jung-jae, left, winner of the Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for "Squid Game," and Hwang Dong-hyuk, winner for outstanding directing for a drama series, pose at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 12 in Los Angeles.   © AP

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Succession" and "Ted Lasso" topped the Emmy Awards on Monday, in a ceremony that touted the influence of TV and extended honors to global sensation "Squid Game" and winners who delivered messages of empowerment.

"Succession," about a media empire run by a grasping and cutthroat family, split drama series honors with "Squid Game," the bold South Korean-set drama about the idle rich turning the poor into entertainment fodder.

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