The British actor was named outstanding actor in a drama series award at the NAACP Image awards, which was held virtually over the weekend.
The annual award show, run by the historic civil rights organisation, recognises and celebrates Black talent and representation across entertainment and activism.
Joining the ceremony via video call, Page - who sought off competition from Lovecraft Country's Jonathan Majors and This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown in the category - said it was the 'highest honour' to receive the accolade, and stressed the importance of representation and how seriously he takes telling Black stories and showing Black excellence.
'Nah man!' he exclaimed in shock. 'It is the highest honour to be able to represent us and the fullness of our humanity, our beauty, our joy, our glamour, our splendour, of our royalty, our romance, our love. It is the highest honour to represent the people I do represent and I will do my absolute best to be worthy of that.'
This is the first award Shonda Rhimes' hit period drama has won since its Netflix debut at the end of December. The show, which has already made superstars out of Page, Phoebe Dyenevor and Derry Girls' Nicola Coughlan, became the streaming service's most-watched show ever streaming in 82 million households in its first 28 days.
It's recent release means the show has not yet been eligible for much of awards season but it was for the NAACP awards, meaning Page's was the first well-known accolade to recognise the show which has been praise for its race-blind casting.
Other winners on the night included Viola Davis who was named outstanding actress in a drama series for How To Get Away With Murder, Octavia Spencer for miniseries Self-Made: Inspired By The Life Of Madam CJ Walker and Beyoncé, who fresh off her Grammys-dominating success, picked up four awards. One of the awards was for outstanding music video/visual album for 'Brown Skin Girl', of which Blue Ivy Carter was also recognised as an NAACP Image winner for the second year in a row.
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