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Regé-Jean Pages incredibly charming portrayal of the Duke of Hastings Simon Basset in Bridgerton earned him an Emmy nomination. His reaction? Just as charming.
“It’s a pleasure to be seen,” wrote the actor on Tuesday in response to the news that he had been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for the upcoming awards ceremony on September 19, and crew – a “dazzling group of artists” – on the 12 nominations that the Netflix series received, including for outstanding drama series. Page also celebrated a Creative Arts Emmy nomination for Sylvie’s lovein which he appeared in a supporting role. After listing the many nominations, Page wrote: “And a happy, tired boy who can be a part of everything.”
This is Page’s first Emmy nomination since beginning his acting career over a decade ago in 2004. It’s also a fitting farewell to the beloved Bridgerton Character, as Page announced in April that he won’t be returning for season two. Page tells diversity “Simon was the bombshell of a one-season antagonist who was supposed to reform and find his true self through Daphne. I think one of the bravest things about the romance genre is giving people a happy ending. “