Bridgerton star Rege Jean Page is on a roll and is continuing to win hearts (and now awards) around the world.
The actor won big at the NAACP Image Awards 2021, which were held on Saturday evening. He took home the trophy for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for his role as The Duke of Hastings in the Netflix series. Rege Jean Page’s win marked one of the first for the wildly popular show, which released in December last year.
The 31-year-old actor seemed shocked at first and said “Nah man, nah man!” when Misty Copeland announced his win. “Congratulations to everyone in the category! This absolutely goes out to all of the incredible people on our team for making something so unique,” he said while accepting the award.
Page then shared how he feels honoured to represent the Black community in the entertainment industry, especially in a period drama, a genre that is infamous for mostly casting white actors.
He said, “It is the highest honor to represent us in the fullness of our humanity, of our beauty, of our joy, of our glamour, of our splendor, of our royalty, of our romance, of our love…it is the highest honor to represent that and to represent the people I do represent.”
Rege Jean Page is up for the same category in the upcoming 2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards as well. The Bridgerton cast also received a nomination for Outstanding Performance by an ensemble in a Drama Series at the SAG Awards.
Apart from Rege Jean Page, here are others who won big at NAACP Image Awards 2021
Eddie Murphy was honoured with the prestigious Hall of Fame Award. Past recipients of this accolade include Oprah Winfrey and Bill Cosby.
The American sitcom Black-ish bagged five awards including Outstanding Actor, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.