Ellen Page named ‘Ultimate Inspiration’ at Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Awards | HRC’s Favorite Moments of 2014: Ellen’s Powerful Coming Out Speech
Ellen wins ‘Ultimate Inspiration‘ award for her powerful coming out speech at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Woman Awards held in London on Wednesday.
Last night, the beautiful One Mayfair in Central London played host to the ninth annual Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Awards with Baileys. The glamorous star-studded event celebrates the amazing achievements of the nation’s truly inspirational real-life women and ultimate celebrities of 2014. Over 250 guests including McBusted, The Saturdays and Cosmo cover star Abbey Clancy attended the event, which was hosted by Fearne Cotton for the NINTH consecutive year.
Celebrity winners on the night included some of the biggest names in music, fashion, sport and television, as well as six real-life winners, chosen for their outstanding personal achievements, acts of courage, bravery and determination.
HRC’s YouTube channel is chock-full of moments both inspiring and heartwarming, but perhaps our favorite of 2014 includes a particular pint-sized Canadian at a youth conference in Las Vegas.
On Valentine’s Day this year, actress Ellen Page took to the stage with HRC President Chad Griffin at HRC’s inaugural youth conference, Time to Thrive, to take the bold step of coming out publicly for the first time.
Page’s powerful coming out moment was viewed more than a half-million times within the first 12 hours alone. Almost immediately, celebrities took to Twitter to share messages of support, encouragement and congratulations.
It is Page’s indomitable spirit and the powerful example she sets for LGBT and allied youth that makes her speech our favorite viral video of 2014.
Tonight Out.com will be celebrating this year’s Out100 honorees, including Sam Smith, Ellen Page, Zachary Quinto, and Samira Wiley; the four very special cover stars.
The 20th anniversary party will start from 8pm ET tonight! Check back soon for all coverage of the event.
EDIT: Unfortunately, Ellen couldn’t make it to tonight’s event. Jaimie Alexander spoke on stage and accepted Ellen’s award for her.
Watch Ellen’s absolutely gorgeous teaser video from her OUT100 photoshoot below:
Ellen Page wins gold for Best Female Film/TV Actor & Best Halifamous Person! Best of Halifax – The Coast
Best of Halifax 2014 Readers’ Choice City Awards. Ellen came in first place for both Best Female Film/TV Actor and Best Halifamous Person!
Best Halifamous Person: Sure, she starred in one of the summer’s superhero juggernaut blockbusters. But what really made our love for Ellen Page shine brighter this year was her courageous coming-out speech back in February. “I’m here today because I am gay,” Page told the attendees at a conference for LGBT youth, saying she hoped her announcement might make a difference for others. “I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission.” As far as an ambassador to the world goes, Halifax could do a lot worse than the talent, thoughtfulness and bravery of our very own Ellen.
Best Female Film/TV Actor: Once again demonstrating her mutant power for box office blockbusters, Ellen Page suited-up again as Kitty Pryde and stood tall against Patrick Stewart and Hugh Jackman in the money train that was X-Men: Days of Future Past. Page is also trying her hand at producing with next year’s sci-fi drama Into the Forest co-starring Evan Rachel Wood. But our fave Page project this year has to go to her Funny or Die short with Kate Mara, Tiny Detectives.