“Bridgerton” star Regé-Jean Page has received an IMDb “Breakout” STARmeter Award, TheWrap has learned exclusively.
Page, who played Simon Basset, aka the Duke of Hastings, in Netflix’s hit period romance series, was given the honor for being among the “fan favorites” on the IMDbPro STARmeter chart, which is determined by the page views of the more than 200 million monthly visitors to IMDb. Previous winners in the “Breakout” category, which you can learn more about here, include Brie Larson, John David Washington, Bill Skarsgård, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Nicholas Braun and Anya Chalotra.
Page recently skyrocketed to the top of the IMDbPro STARmeter chart due to his leading role in “Bridgerton” and his performance in the Tessa Thompson-led Amazon Studios film “Sylvie’s Love.” According to IMDb data provided to TheWrap, Page ranked No. 1 on the STARmeter chart for most of January, while “Bridgerton” has continued to trend as a top series on the IMDbPro rankings of TV and streaming shows since its release on Dec. 25, 2020.
“Thank you, IMDb and IMDbPro — what a wonderful way to be recognized,” Page said. “It’s thrilling to think that so many people across the world have been excited by ‘Bridgerton’ and curious about our incredible team who put it all together. IMDb is such a great way to peek behind the curtain and get an insight into all the amazing links between artists, and trace the body of work that’s brought them to where they are today.”
“IMDb STARmeter Awards have proven to be a keenly accurate predictor of stars who are about to have a breakthrough career moment, and we are thrilled to present our first award of the year to Regé-Jean Page, who joins an elite group of previous STARmeter Award recipients including some of my favorite actors working today,” IMDb founder and CEO Col Needham said. “I loved his performance in ‘Bridgerton,’ and ‘Sylvie’s Love’ ranked as one of my Top Movies of 2020. On behalf of fans and professionals across the globe who turn to IMDb and IMDbPro to learn more about talent, films and TV shows, we are honored to celebrate Page and continue to watch his career grow.”
And in case you were wondering what shows Page himself is enjoying binging these days (while you’re on your third rewatch of “Bridgerton”), here’s his answer: “‘Small Axe,’ ‘I May Destroy You,’ ‘The Americans,’ ‘The Queen’s Gambit,’ ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ and ‘His House’ have all helped carry me through the long haul of lockdown so far.”
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‘Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page Joins ‘Dungeons & Dragons’
Regé-Jean Page is going from the Regency-era romance of Shonda Rhimes’s wildly popular Bridgerton on Netflix to the sword-wielding, role-playing action of Paramount’s forthcoming movie adaptation of Dungeons & Dragons. The actor has been cast in a leading role in the movie based on the iconic game franchise from Wizards of the Coast. Page will join previously announced cast Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez and Justice Smith.
Johnathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley will direct and write the script based on a draft by Michael Gilio. Dungeons & Dragons is a leading fantasy entertainment franchise which is fueled by the imagination of storytellers around the world. The role playing game has been around for 46 years and more than 40 million fans have interacted with or played D&D. The franchise also includes videogames and livestream entertainment on Twitch and YouTube.
Jeremy Latcham is producing through his deal with studio eOne, Hasbro’s entertainment arm. Hasbro’s Brian Goldner is also producing. Hasbro/eOne and Paramount are jointly producing and financing, with eOne distributing in the UK and Canada, and Paramount distributing to the rest of world.
‘Bridgerton’ & ‘Sylvie’s Love’ Award Nominations!
Regé & his projects have been nominated for several awards! The full list is below.
52nd annual NAACP Image Awards – winners will be announced during the live awards ceremony airing on BET on March 27 at 8 p.m. ET.
Outstanding Drama Series
“All Rise” (CBS)
“Lovecraft Country” (HBO)
“Power Book II: Ghost” (Starz)
“This Is Us” (NBC)
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Jonathan Majors – “Lovecraft Country” (HBO)
Keith David – “Greenleaf” (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
Nicco Annan – “P-Valley” (Starz)
Regé-Jean Page – “Bridgerton” (Netflix)
Sterling K. Brown – “This Is Us” (NBC)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Adjoa Andoh – “Bridgerton” (Netflix)
Aunjanue Ellis – “Lovecraft Country” (HBO)
Lynn Whitfield – “Greenleaf” (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
Mary J. Blige – “Power Book II: Ghost” (Starz)
Susan Kelechi Watson – “This Is Us” (NBC)
Outstanding Television Movie, Limited–Series or Dramatic Special
“Little Fires Everywhere” (Hulu)
“Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker” (Netflix)
“Sylvie’s Love” (Amazon Studios)
“The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel” (Lifetime)
27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – The SAG awards will be simulcast on Sunday, April 4, 2021 on TNT and TBS at 9 p.m. (ET) / 6 p.m. (PT)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
JASON BATEMAN / Marty Byrde – “OZARK”
STERLING K. BROWN / Randall Pearson – “THIS IS US”
JOSH O’CONNOR / Prince Charles – “THE CROWN”
BOB ODENKIRK / Jimmy McGill/Saul Goodman – “BETTER CALL SAUL”
REGÉ-JEAN PAGE / Simon Basset – “BRIDGERTON”
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
ADJOA ANDOH / Lady Danbury
JULIE ANDREWS / Lady Whistledown
LORRAINE ASHBOURNE / Mrs. Varley
JONATHAN BAILEY / Anthony Bridgerton
RUBY BARKER / Marina Thompson
JASON BARNETT / Jeffries
SABRINA BARTLETT / Siena Rosso
JOANNA BOBIN / Lady Cowper
HARRIET CAINS / Philipa Featherington
BESSIE CARTER / Prudence Featherington
NICOLA COUGHLAN / Penelope Featherington
KATHRYN DRYSDALE / Genevieve Delacroix
PHOEBE DYNEVOR / Daphne Bridgerton
RUTH GEMMELL / Violet Bridgerton
FLORENCE HUNT / Hyacinth Bridgerton
MARTINS IMHANGBE / Will Mondrich
CLAUDIA JESSIE / Eloise Bridgerton
JESSICA MADSEN / Cressida Cowper
MOLLY McGLYNN / Maid Rose
BEN MILLER / Lord Featherington
LUKE NEWTON / Colin Bridgerton
JULIAN OVENDEN / Sir Henry Granville
REGE-JEAN PAGE / Simon Basset
GOLDA ROSHEUVEL / Queen Charlotte
HUGH SACHS / Brimsley
LUKE THOMPSON / Benedict Bridgerton
WILL TILSTON / Gregory Bridgerton
POLLY WALKER / Portia Featherington