Regé-Jean Page, a fan favorite on “Bridgerton
,” was nominated for his first Emmy this week.
The actor took to Instagram
to celebrate his nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, as well as the other 11 nods the Netflix
series received after the nominations for 2021 were announced on Tuesday.
In the caption, Page wrote, "It's a joy to be seen."
He also congratulated the Amazon Prime
original film "Sylvie's Love," in which he plays the character Chico Sweetney, on receiving an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Television Movie
“Another for dreamy lovers in full technicolor, because they just don’t make ’em like @sylvieslove anymore,” he wrote, adding, “and 1 happy, tired boy who gets to be a part of it all. Thank you.”
Regé-Jean Page (@regejean) shared this post on Instagram.
Other nominees for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series included Jonathan Majors, Matthew Rhys, Billy Porter
, Josh O'Connor, and Sterling K. Brown.
on social media
applauded the fact that four Black
men were nominated in the category, pointing out that the awards show has a long history
of issues with representation
Uzo Aduba, Jurnee Smollett, and Mj Rodriguez
were three of the six nominees in the Outstanding Lead Actress on a Drama Series category, with Rodriguez becoming the first transgender
actor to receive a nomination for a leading role.
Page, who plays the Duke of Hastings on “Bridgerton,” broke many fans
' hearts in April
when the show's social media channels announced that his character would not be returning for the second season. The actor explained in interviews that his character was intended to be a one-season arc, and he tweeted that working on the show was a "pleasure and a privilege