Regé-Jean Page Just Won a Major Award for ‘Bridgerton’: ‘It Is the Highest Honor’

It’s officially time to celebrate Your Grace, because Bridgerton just won its first-ever acting award.

The 2021 NAACP Image Awards took place virtually last night, and Regé-Jean Page won the award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for playing Simon Basset (AKA the Duke of Hastings) in Netflix’s Bridgerton. The 31-year-old actor beat out multiple worthy contenders, including Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), Jonathan Majors (Lovecraft Country), Keith David (Greenleaf) and Nico Annan (P-Valley).

During his virtual acceptance speech, Page congratulated his fellow nominees before thanking the Bridgerton cast and crew for their support. “Wow, congratulations to everybody in the category,” he said. “This absolutely goes out to all the incredible people on our team who made something so unique. It is the highest honor to represent us in the fullness of our beauty, of our glamour, of our splendor, of our royalty, of our romance, of our love.”

He continued, “It is the highest honor to represent that and to represent the people I do represent, and I will do my absolute to be worthy of that.”

Although Bridgerton won the AFI Award for TV Program of the Year, this is the show’s first acting win. At the after-party, Page credited the fans for turning Bridgerton into a worldwide phenomenon.

“The last few months have been wonderful on a number of levels in terms of gaining a wider audience and seeing how many people the show has connected with,” he said, according to People. “And seeing what an emotional connection people have formed with the work we have put out, which is everything you ever want as an artist.”

Cheers, Your Grace! *Raises teacup*

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...