Best Actress 2015: Ellen Page for Freeheld


The Facts

Oscar History
Page has one nomination

  • Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role for Juno (2007)

This Year
Awards: N/A
Nominations: N/A

About the Film

Role: Stacie Andree, who works to secure pension benefits from Laurel Hester (Julianne Moore), her registered domestic partner who’s been diagnosed with terminal cancer


  • Toronto International Film Festival – World Premiere (Sept. 13, 2015)

U.S. Distributor: Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions
U.S. Release Date: Oct. 2, 2015 (limited)
U.S. Box Office: N/A

Why? A passion project for Page, Freeheld seems like Lionsgate’s biggest push here and in general.

Why not? The distributor (probably) plans to push Page as a supporting actress. Queer narratives with higher profiles, like Carol and The Danish Girl, may make a bigger splash. For a film that looks so good on paper, buzz is awfully quiet; the trailer did it no favors.


Ranking: No. 12 as of Sept. 7, 2015

More on the competition

See also:

  • Best Picture 2015: Freeheld
  • Best Director 2015: Peter Sollett for Freeheld
  • Best Actress 2015: Julianne Moore for Freeheld
  • Best Supporting Actor 2015: Steve Carell for Carol
  • Best Supporting Actor 2015: Michael Shannon for Carol
  • Best Adapted Screenplay 2015: Ron Nyswaner for Carol