The Oscar nominee actor Elliot Page is all set to be honoured with one of the most prestigious awards at the Outfest night this year!
The 34 year old Canadian actor and producer, known for his exceptional portrayal in movies and series like, ‘Juno’, ‘Inception’, ‘The Umbrella Academy’, ‘The American Crime’ and ‘Flatliners’, will be felicitated with the prestigious Annual Achievement Award at the Outfest LGBTQ Film Festival in Los Angeles this year, for his exemplary and strong advocacy towards the queer community and it’s welfare along with fighting for the LGBTQ rights within Hollywood.
Elliot will be honoured with this accolade by the festival’s Annual Trans and Non-binary Summit’s lead programmer Kieran Medina, during the night gala’s closing ceremony on August 22, 2021, at the Orpheum Theatre.
In one of his statements, the actor shared, “It gives me great honor to be the recipient of this year’s Outfest Annual Achievement Award and represent the LGBTQ+ community. Now more than ever, it is so important for our voices to be amplified and represented in film and media, and for people to hear our stories.”
The Outfest festival’s Executive Director, Damien S. Navarro in his statement said, “When determining the recipient of our highest honor we look for those that have been a powerful representative for our community, that have soared to the highest levels of recognition for their talent and who have stepped into the shoes themselves as an independent filmmaker and creator. There is no one more poised to receive this year’s Outfest Annual Achievement Award than Elliot.
He further added to the list of Elliot’s compliments saying, “His courage, advocacy and personal journey have made him one of the most admired and respected public figures of his generation and his talent and voice are leading a new generation within the LGBTQIA+ and entertainment community.”