25 September 2014
Stonewall today announces the first round of nominees for the ninth annual Stonewall Awards taking place on Thursday 6 November at the V&A. The Awards, supported by Bloomberg, E.ON, Google, Paddy Power and State Street, celebrate the positive contribution of individuals and organisations to improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.
This year’s Award winners will be picked by Lib Dem Peer Baroness Barker, TV star Charlie Condou, playwright Jonathan Harvey, journalist and trans activist Paris Lees and doctor and TV presenter Dr. Ranj Singh.
The judges will choose winners in eight categories with thousands of Stonewall supporters picking the winner of the Hero of the Year Award and the Community Group of the Year Award.
The 2014 Hero of the Year nominees are Vicky Beeching, who spoke movingly about her battle to reconcile her faith and sexuality, Tom Daley, nominated for his brave coming out video released in December 2013, Pepe Julian Onziema whose activism as a trans man in Uganda in the face of threats of violence and abuse inspires millions around the world. Hollywood actress Ellen Page is nominated for her deeply moving coming out speech and Tim Sigsworth, Chief Executive of the Albert Kennedy Trust is nominated for his tireless work to support homeless LGBT people.
Stonewall Chief Executive Ruth Hunt said: ‘Every single nominee for the 2014 Stonewall Awards shows how individuals and organisations can change the world through their words and actions. In 2014, Stonewall’s 25th anniversary year, it’s important to take a moment to reflect on the remarkable things we can achieve when we work together as a community. Here in Britain and around the world we need campaigners and advocates as much today as we ever have to make the world a better place for LGBT people. The Awards are our chance to thank those who are making this change a reality.’
Tickets for the Stonewall Awards on 6 November are on sale now and can be purchased from: stonewall.org.uk/awards
If you love Fergus Craig as well as Ellen Page, check out his hilarious new book called ‘Tips for Actors‘ with foreword by Ellen!
I have included the cover of the book and her foreword to the gallery. (See thumbnails below)
In the most important theatrical book of this or any other decade, moderate twitter sensation @tips4actors (unrestrained by a 40-character limit) gives you all the advice you need to take your acting to the next level. How to upstage your fellow cast members; what to wear on the first day of rehearsals; and a guide to the finest places to poo in London’s West End – it’s all in here!
Who else would come up with such transformative advice as…
‘Never read the script. Would your character read the script? No, of course not. For them the script doesn’t exist.’ or… ‘When having sex with a casting director, show off your acting by faking orgasm.’? The answer is no one. Because no other writer is BRAVE enough to tell actors the truth.
Ellen is photographed by Inez and Vinoodh for W Magazine.
It’s Ellen Page like you’ve never seen her before! The actress showed off some skin when she stripped down to her underwear (and not much else) for W Magazine. Page not only revealed her taut tummy, but also how she became an actress. “I was 10 when I started acting. A casting director came to my school looking for kids. I auditioned for a TV movie called Pit Pony, and I got it. Acting became an immediate fixation. I was a child, but I was so ambitious. At 17, I costarred in Hard Candy, about a pedophile and his victim, whom I played. My character had to castrate the pedophile. I’ve always loved learning things for a part, and I remember researching castration and thinking, This is so interesting. I’m a nerd that way: I love the challenges of this job,” Page said.
Today we have 160 beautiful 1080p movie captures of Kitty Pryde in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Currently exclusive to Ellen Page Daily. Click the thumbnails for the complete album.
Ellen Page and Kate Mara have been helping solve crimes today! A detective parody is on it’s way by the looks of things… check back later for more!
Freeheld is still settled on a schedule to start filming this month! Finally!
A tweet from David Smith this morning –
A scene from “Freeheld” will shoot in Seaside Heights in Sept. Incognito Pictures producing. Steve Carell, Ellen Page & Julianne Moore star
— David Smith (@davidsmithNJ) September 2, 2014
Freeheld is based on a 2007 documentary of the same name. The documentary follows Laurel Hester’s (Moore) battle against the New Jersey’s Domestic Partnership Act. Hester sought to amend the act in an effort to grant pension benefits to her domestic partner Stacie Andree (Page).