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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 JustJared.com all night for complete coverage of the Oscars!

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21 Responses to “Octavia Spencer Wins Oscars' Best Supporting Actress!”

  1. 1
    Mary H. Says:

    WELL DESERVED! She became Minne Jackson!

  2. 2
    Annie Says:

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

  3. 3
    UGH Says:

    I am so happy for her…

  4. 4
    pretty Says:

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

  5. 5
    Roberta Says:

    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!!!!!!

  6. 6
    shi Says:

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

  7. 7
    Ellen Says:

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

  8. 8
    ellie' Says:

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

  9. 9
    Tracy Says:

    Soooooooo Happy!!!! Congrats!!!

  10. 10
    Love The Shoes Says:

    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.

  11. 11
    aimee Says:

    cried when she gave her speech! congrats octavia!

  12. 12
    yay Says:

    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.

  13. 13
    Laya Says:

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

  14. 14
    Lulu Says:

    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.

  15. 15
    faz Says:

    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!

  16. 16
    Gre Says:

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

  17. 17
    angie Says:

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

  18. 18
    Lalalove Says:

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

  19. 19
    KC Says:

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

  20. 20
    We Says:

    @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.

  21. 21
    Annie Says:

    @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”

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