Regé-Jean Page Nominated For Outstanding Lead Act At The Emmy Awards

Regé-Jean as photographed by Joseph Sinclair

The honours just keep on coming for the British-Zimbabwean actor as this week he earned his very first Emmy Nomination. Regé-Jean Page was nominated for Outstanding Lead Act in a drama series for his role as the "Duke of Hastings" on the Netflix and Shondaland production Bridgerton. This was the actor's first starring role and it's one that has catapulted him into stardom. Before Bridgerton the actor was known for his role as Chicken George on the miniseries Roots and he was also a regular on the legal drama For The People.

A few weeks back the actor was victorious at the MTV Movie & TV Awards where he walked away with the "Best Breakthrough Performance" Award for his Bridgerton role.

The actor also made history earlier this year by becoming the first Zimbabwean to host Saturday Night Live and the episode the "Duke of Hastings" featured on saw a huge boost in ratings for the show. Regé-Jean is facing stiff competition for the Emmy Award as he is nominated alongside  Sterling K Brown (This Is Us), Billy Porter (Pose), Matthew Rhys (Perry Mason), Jonathan Majors (Lovecraft Country) and Josh O'Connor (The Crown).

Bridgerton as a whole earned 12 Emmy Nominations which included Oustanding Drama Series, Oustanding Casting For A Drama Series and Oustanding Voice Over Performance among others. The show smashed records when it was released in December last year as it became Netflix's most watched series in 28 days with 82 million streams and this was in part to Regé-Jean's huge popularity.

The show is set to return for a second season but however Regé-Jean Page will not feature on it and this left a lot of fans disappointed but the act is already pursuing new projects in the film sector.

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