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The Help (2011)

Octavia Spencer as "Minny"

In 1960s Mississippi, Southern society girl Skeeter (Emma Stone) returns from college with dreams of being a writer. She turns her small town on its ear by choosing to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent white families. Only Aibileen (Viola Davis), the housekeeper of Skeeter's best friend, will talk at first. But as the pair continue the collaboration, more women decide to come forward, and as it turns out, they have quite a lot to say.

Academy Award (2011) Won Best Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011) Won Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (2011) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011) Won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011) Won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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Mar 2nd 2012, 5:34AM

Academy Awards 2012: Octavia Spencer Oscar Win Receives Domestic Workers Alliance Congratulations

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Leigh Weingus on Feb 26th 2012, 5:41PM

Feb 26th 2012, 5:41PM

2012 Academy Awards: 'The Artist' Aims To Bring Silence Back To Oscars

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Feb 26th 2012, 7:39AM

Octavia Spencer Academy Awards 2012 Best Supporting Actress Winner

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Jessie Heyman on Feb 26th 2012, 5:42AM

Feb 26th 2012, 5:42AM

Gwen Harmon, National Civil Rights Museum Rep, Discusses Accuracy Of 'The Help'

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Katie Calautti on Feb 23rd 2012, 4:42AM

Feb 23rd 2012, 4:42AM

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Jon Chattman on Feb 21st 2012, 1:01PM

Feb 21st 2012, 1:01PM

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Feb 21st 2012, 9:02AM

Oscar Predictions: Awards Night Pool Picker For Best Supporting Actress, Best Score And More (VIDEO)

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Christopher Rosen on Feb 21st 2012, 3:02AM

Feb 21st 2012, 3:02AM

BAFTA Winners 2012: 'The Artist,' Meryl Streep, Octavia Spencer, Christopher Plummer Take Awards

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Jaimie Etkin on Feb 12th 2012, 12:13PM

Feb 12th 2012, 12:13PM

Golden Globes: What Do They Mean for the Oscar Race?

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Gary Susman on Jan 16th 2012, 7:01AM

Jan 16th 2012, 7:01AM

Critics Choice Awards 2012: 'The Artist,' 'The Help,' George Clooney Take Home Honors

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Jan 13th 2012, 2:27AM

Morning Grind: 'The Adventures of Tintin' Comes to America Earlier Than Expected

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Nov 1st 2011, 4:00AM

Morning Grind: Clint Eastwood May Return to Acting for 'Trouble With the Curve'

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Oct 6th 2011, 4:00AM

'The Help' Review: An Adaptation That Would Make Any Author Proud

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Aiden Redmond on Aug 9th 2011, 6:00AM

Aug 9th 2011, 6:00AM

Octavia Spencer of 'The Help' Says Men Should See the Movie Too (VIDEO)

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Aiden Redmond on Aug 5th 2011, 6:30AM

Aug 5th 2011, 6:30AM

Mekhi Phifer, Octavia Spencer and More Land in 'Flypaper' Ensemble

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Jun 8th 2010, 2:33PM

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