Social media was positively flummoxed by some of the Golden Globes 2021 nominations that were announced yesterday: Emily in Paris got a nomination but not I May Destroy You? And no mention whatsoever of our favorite Netflix phenomenon Bridgerton?! Mercury in retrograde was seriously playing its backward games yesterday.
But this morning, the Screen Actors Guild nominees were announced and all righted in the world: Phoebe Dynevor, Nicola Coughlan and the rest of the Bridgerton cast were nominated for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series, joining the casts of fellow worthy TV shows like The Crown, Ozark, Better Call Saul and Lovecraft Country.
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Most excitingly, the Internet's boyfriend Regé-Jean Page scored his own individual nod in the Best Male Actor in a Drama Series crop for his role as Bridgerton's devilishly dashing Duke of Hastings, bumping elbows in the category with fellow royal-playing Brit Josh O'Connor (The Crown) as well as American actors Jason Bateman, Bob Odenkirk and Sterling K. Brown. So far this award shows 2021 season, Page has also been nominated for best actor honors at both the Satellite Awards and the NAACP Image Awards.
The 31-year-old British-Zimbabwean actor, who can also currently be seen in the Amazon original movie Sylvie's Love, first sent pulses thumping with his titillating turn as Bridgerton's most eligible bachelor, Simon Basset—so much so that fans have dived into who is the real-life Regé-Jean Page dating and have sparked rumors that the actor is next in line to play James Bond. (For now, those are still just rumors, FYI.)
While you wait to see what the handsome actor gets up to next, you can start preparing for the upcoming Bridgerton second season. Page has already teased that, after the highs and lows of the first Bridgerton finale, heartbreak may be on the horizon for our beloved Simon and Daphne. Consider us waiting with bated breath!
Christina Izzo is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life.
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