Ellen Page Tells Barbara Walters She Doesn't Deserve The Oscar
First Published: February 22, 2008 6:18 PM EST Credit: Fox Searchlight
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Once again, Barbara Walters interviews Hollywood's hottest celebrities for her 27th Annual Oscar edition of "The Barbara Walters Special," airing Sunday on ABC.
This year, Barbara sits down with upcoming "Indiana Jones" star Harrison Ford, "Ugly Betty's" Vanessa Williams, teen mega-star Miley Cyrus, and 2008 Academy Award nominee Ellen Page.
Barbara, never afraid of a blunt question, asks Ellen, "Do you think you deserve to win the Academy Award?"
"I don't. I really don't… to be honest with you. I feel really weird even being nominated." the young star replies.
Barbara echoes Page's surprise about "Juno's" astonishing success, saying, "Who knew that 'Juno' was going to be the sleeper film of the year? Or that Ellen Page would be nominated for an Academy Award?"
The just 21-year-old Page (as of Thursday, February 21) is still shell-shocked and humbled by her Oscar nomination. She tells Barbara that fans will call her "Juno" on the street.
(Take a look back at Oscar fashion, check out Access' "Top Ten Most Memorable Oscar Gowns.")
Another Barbara interviewee still adjusting to life in the spotlight is Miley Cyrus. She tells Barbara it has been a tough transition from teen to tabloid target.
"It's more hurtful and it's almost kind of embarrassing." Miley confesses to Barbara. "There's always people taking pictures. I think the hardest is just trying to live a normal life."
(For more young Hollywood at the Academy Awards, check out Access' Oscar's "21 and Under" photo gallery.)
And to find out what Barbara asks Harrison and Vanessa, be sure to catch her Oscar night special Sunday night (check your local listings for times).
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