Last week, actors Lily Collins and Daveed Diggs announced the list of SAG nominees on Instagram Live and revealed that the hit Netflix drama had scored two nods—one for actor Regé-Jean Page, who plays the smouldering Duke of Hastings in the show, for Male Actor in a Drama Series, and the other for Ensemble Cast in a Drama Series.
The recognition came hours after the show was seemingly snubbed by the Golden Globes—amid controversy that Michaela Coel’s hit BBC Three drama I May Destroy You was pushed aside while Netflix’s Emily in Paris received two nominations—and has gone down a treat with Bridgerton fans who can’t get enough of the Regency romance narrative.
Following Page’s nomination announcement, his fans on Twitter expressed their glee that their favourite 2021 actor had finally received recognition from his contemporaries in Hollywood.
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Page faces some fierce competition in the awards category when the ceremony takes place on April 4. He’ll go head-to-head against the likes of The Crown’s Josh O’Connor, Jason Bateman (Ozark), Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), and Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul).
The actor’s on-screen love interest in Bridgerton, Phoebe Dynevor, sadly missed out on a SAG nomination for Best Actress in a TV Drama Series this year for her role as Daphne Bridgerton. Meanwhile, The Crown actors Gillian Anderson, Olivia Colman, Emma Corrin, as well as Ozark‘s Julia Garner and Laura Linney were nominated for the prestigious award.
Bridgerton’s nomination comes amid the news that it was recognized for three NAACP Image Award nominations earlier in the week.
“To all the royalty who see themselves more,” Page captioned a post announcing the NAACP news on Wednesday. “To the power of stories that advance us all.”
Bridgerton’s showrunner Chris Van Dusen congratulated the cast, crew and casting company following the show’s SAG award nomination, as did actors Dynevor and Nicola Coughlan.
“Could not be prouder of this entire dream team of a cast! Congratulations, fam! And a very special shout-out to the incomparable @kvhcasting,” Van Dusen wrote on Instagram.
In January, Netflix confirmed the show had become the platform’s biggest ever launched series—outranking The Witcher, Stranger Things and The Queen’s Gambit – by reaching 82 million households in the show’s first 28 days.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.