Ellen Page, 20, and Sarah Polley, 29, received nominations for their work for the 80th Academy Awards. Page, who’s from Halifax, was nominated as Best Actress for her portrayal of a pregnant teenager in Juno, which is also up for Best Picture. Sarah Polley, better known for her acting, was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for her directorial debut, Away From Her, based on a short story by Alice Munro. Other Best Picture nominations include Michael Clayton, Atonement, There Will Be Blood and No Country for Old Men. The Academy Awards will take place February 24th in one form or another, despite the writers’ strike.