South Korean actor O Yeong-su bagged the Golden Globe award for Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series, or Television Movie, for his baffling role in the hit Netflix drama “Squid Game.” The actor made history for being the first Korean actor to win a Golden Globe.

O, 77, won for his portrayal of Oh II-nam or mostly known as Player 001, beating the likes of Billy Crudup (“The Morning Show”), Kieran Culkin (“Succession”), Mark Duplass (“The Morning Show”), and Brett Goldstein (“Ted Lasso”) over the Best Supporting Actor in Television title. Player 001 is an old and seemingly vulnerable man with a brain tumor who is later revealed as the deadly game’s mastermind. “I feel like I’m floating on air. It makes me think, ‘I need to calm down, organize my thoughts, and hold myself back right now,’” O said on Korean TV after he was announced as a victor. “It’s hard for me to handle the volume of calls and messages I’ve been receiving.” O is regarded as one of South Korea’s most remarkable stage actors. He has appeared in more than 200 stage productions since 1963 and won a number of major awards. The Golden Globe winners were announced at a 90-minute private ceremony on January 9, excluding celebrity presenters and speeches at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California.