Canadian women earn Oscar nods

Ellen PageEllen 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.

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  1. NASIR • January 22, 2008 @ 12:21 PM

    GREAT DAY FOR CANADIAN TALENT. LOVED JUNO, DID NOT WATCHED AWAY FROM HER. LOVED, LOVED JUNO. IT WAS A GREAT WAY TO SPEND MONEY.

  2. anonymous2 • January 22, 2008 @ 4:33 PM

    Hopefully they win.

  3. Anonymous • January 22, 2008 @ 8:43 PM

    Good luck to them both, it’s nice to see some great talent from Atlantic Canada being noticed in the world!

  4. Arnold • January 22, 2008 @ 8:54 PM

    Wasn’t Barney Rubble from New Brunswick?

  5. Anonymous • January 23, 2008 @ 12:03 AM

    I don’t think so; but it could have been Bam-Bam. Wasn’t he some foundling left on the Rubbles’ doorstep?

  6. Anonymous • January 23, 2008 @ 7:50 AM

    Cate Blanchett’s double nomination surely secures his place at the very top of the acting mountain.

  7. Anonymous • January 23, 2008 @ 10:18 AM

    Ellen Page was amazing as the legendary Jamie Lynn Spears.

  8. Karen • January 23, 2008 @ 6:51 PM

    I couldn’t help but notice no Canadian MEN were nominated…:)

  9. Anonymous • January 24, 2008 @ 9:07 AM

    Barney Rubble was from “the rock”, Newfoundland. Since the rock industry is suffering, he has since moved to Alberta to work in the lucrative oil industry! I think Fred went with him, the two have been seen hanging out in the bowling alley’s and strip joints.

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