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Octavia Spencer Wins Oscars' Best Supporting Actress!

Octavia Spencer Wins Oscars' Best Supporting Actress!

Octavia Spencer accepts her trophy on stage at the 2012 Oscars held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday (February 26) in Hollywood.

The 39-year-old actress won the Best Supporting Actress award for her work as Minny in The Help.

Octavia beat out her The Help co-star Jessica Chastain, Berenice Bejo (The Artist), Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs), and Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) for the honor.

As Octavia took the stage, she was greeted by a standing ovation from the audience. Keep up with all night for complete coverage of the Oscars!

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  • Mary H.

    WELL DESERVED! She became Minne Jackson!

  • Annie

    Wow Octavia, what a special moment! Didn’t she look radiant? So much more deserving than that dreadful Halle Berry.

  • UGH

    I am so happy for her…

  • pretty

    she is so grounded and humble. DESERVED it!!!

  • Roberta

    Up to now, the most exciting moment of the show. By far, this has got to be the most boring oscar show I’ve ever whatched!!!!!!

  • shi

    Love her, loved her dress, she did an AMAZING job with character and so deserved this win. Congrats Octavia!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ellen

    A magical Oscar moment! And a standing O for her, too!

  • ellie’

    Congratulations Octavia!!! Well deserved…So happy for you..

  • Tracy

    Soooooooo Happy!!!! Congrats!!!

  • Love The Shoes

    I’m SO happy. She was so amazing as Minnie Jackson and so deserving of her win inmyop, Now if only Viola and Brad could follow suit I will be a very happy chick-a-dee.

  • aimee

    cried when she gave her speech! congrats octavia!

  • yay

    A night of overcompensated people celebrating themselves, yay!
    A standing ovation for what? Plenty of people have done great jobs in their roles, why did she get an ovation? Hmm.

  • Laya

    I was waiting all night for this! So happy for her – she looks positively radiant!

  • Lulu

    Love her. Viola was robbed but I am not surprised Best Actress went to Meryl Streep, although it was not her best performance out of all previous nominated roles. I thought those who play the biopics win days are over. NOT !! What’s so difficult about copycat-ing somebody who is also still alive.

  • faz

    I loved her performance and I love that she isn’t the ‘perfect’ idea of a hollywood actress and she’s getting recognition! Well deserved!

  • Gre

    Best dressed. Best performance. Octavia is AMAZING! Congrats to her.

  • angie

    She was so amazing in the help. She didn’t over-act. She was subtle and brilliant.

  • Lalalove

    SO DESERVING! I teared up a bit. So proud.

  • KC

    She looked stunning and she was completely in the moment when she accepted her Oscar. She is the real deal.

  • We

    @Annie: Why are you pitting black actresses against eachother? Why does it have to be one over the other? Halle won many years ago and is not related to Octavia in any way.

  • Annie

    @We – because I feel Halle won BECAUSE she was black and did not really deserve it for her performance. Octavia’s win more demonstrates rising above “color differences”