Elliot Page Praised By Fans As He Reunites With 'Juno' Co-Stars at Oscars

Elliot Page won the adoration of Oscars viewers on Sunday night, when he made a rare post-transition awards show appearance.

The screen star, 35, announced in December 2020 that he is transgender, though has rarely been seen outside of rare social media photos since.

All of that changed, however, when Page stepped out onto the Oscars stage with his Juno co-stars Jennifer Garner and J.K. Simmons to present the Writing (Original Screenplay) award.

Cutting a dapper figure in a black tuxedo, Page joined his fellow screen stars in reading out the nominees before the award was presented to Kenneth Branagh for Belfast.

His appearance on the show sparked an outpouring of praise from viewers, with a number of them taking to Twitter to express their delight over his inclusion in the telecast.

"Damn, Elliott Page looks so handsome," wrote activist Charlotte Clymer, former press secretary for rapid response at the Human Rights Campaign. "That's a great tux."

"HOLY S***," tweeted another viewer during the show. "Elliott Page looks so good up there on the stage at the Oscars. And happy. So happy. Always been a big fan of theirs, I am so happy to see them thriving."

"I loved Juno, a film that was hated and criticized for stupid reasons," said another. "Good on the Academy for giving some attention to Elliott Page, whom should still have a lively career yet seems not to.

"I love that Elliott Page transitioned in front of the world while being a celebrity," commented another. "Good for him."

Toward the end of 2020, Page announced his transition when he wrote in a note shared on Twitter: "I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot. I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life."

"I feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey," he went on. "I can't begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self.

"I've been endlessly inspired by so many in the trans community. Thank you for your courage, your generosity and ceaselessly working to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. I will offer whatever support I can and continue to strive for a more loving and equal society."

Sharing his plans to become an advocate for the trans community, he added. "The statistics are staggering. The discrimination towards trans people is rife, insidious and cruel, resulting in horrific consequences.

"Enough is enough. You aren't being 'cancelled,' you are hurting people. I am one of those people and we won't be silent in the face of your attacks."

Elliot Page, Jennifer Garner, J.K. Simmons
Elliot Page is pictured with his "Juno" co-stars Jennifer Garner and J.K. Simmons during the 94th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 27, 2022. Page has been praised by viewers after making a rare awards show appearance at the ceremony since his transition. ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images