In this image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, actress Ellen Page is shown in a scene from the film "Juno." In the hit movie, the only one of the Oscar nominees to do well at the box office, a 16-year-old girl must decide how to deal with pregnancy.
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Playing the title character, Juno MacGuff, is considered a breakthrough role for Canadian actress Ellen Page, seen here in a scene from the movie. The actress, who just turned 21, is among the youngest to be nominated for a Best Actress Oscar.
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The movie also stars Jennifer Garner, Justin Bateman, Michael Cera, J.K. Simmons and Allison Janney, who is photographed at the movie's European premiere at London's Odeon West End, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007.
"Juno" began to win praise even before it opened in U.S. theaters. Ellen Page gestures at the press conference for "Juno" when it was presented at the Rome Film Festival, Italy, Friday, Oct. 26, 2007.
The movie also proved to be a breakthrough for writer Diablo Cody, seen here accepting the award for Best Original Screenplay for "Juno" at the 2007 National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Awards Gala, Jan. 15, 2008, in New York.
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"Juno" star Ellen Page also was honored at that event. Page accepts the award for Breakthrough Performance Actress at the 2007 National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Awards Gala on Jan. 15, 2008.
Director Jason Reitman, shown on the set of "Juno," is nominated for best director. Reitman previously directed "Thank You For Smoking," which he also wrote.
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Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman and Ellen Page in a scene from the movie "Juno."
From left, Drew Barrymore, Diablo Cody, Jason Reitman, and cast members of "Juno" Ellen Page, Allison Janney, Jason Bateman and J.K. Simmons are seen with the Chairman's Vanguard award backstage at the 19th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in Palm Springs, Calif., on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008.
Quentin Tarantino reacts as he announces a nomination for the film "Juno" for the 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards during a news conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007.
Ellen Page poses for a photograph at the annual Oscar Nominees Lunch in Beverly Hills Calif., Monday, Feb. 4, 2008. She joked that her black-and-white dress was made from a former prison uniform.
Screenwriter Diablo Cody, seen with talk-show host David Letterman Jan. 22, 2008, has been scooping up awards for "Juno" this season. She has won a Golden Globe, a Critics Choice Award and BAFTA film prize as well as screenwriting prizes from the Online Film Critics Society, Writers Guild of America, National Board of Review and Broadcast Film Critics Association.