Top Stories

Octavia Spencer Latest News, Photos, and Videos

Issa Rae & Octavia Spencer Talk Time's Up Movement at Sundance 2018

Issa Rae and Octavia Spencer kicked off the 2018 Sundance Film Festival with an important discussion!

The actresses stepped out for the Power Of Story: Culture Shift panel on Friday afternoon (January 19) in Park City, Utah.

They were joined by a group of other creators and thinkers for the discussion moderated by journalist Sarah Ellison which explored the power of media in shifting culture.

During the panel, Octavia opened up about the #MeToo and Time’s Up movement.

“People know good and bad behavior. Right now, this is a movement and moment that has to happen, it has to occur. But what we can’t allow to happen is that it becomes about women versus men. That’s not what this is about. We have to separate that out and make sure that we understand it’s about people who are being abused and to empower them. The only way to empower them is to hold those people accountable,” Octavia said.

Also pictured inside: Issa and Tessa Thompson attending the #HereWeAre brunch at the #TwitterLodge that morning.

issa rae octavia spencer sundance panel 01
issa rae octavia spencer sundance panel 02
issa rae octavia spencer sundance panel 03
issa rae octavia spencer sundance panel 04
issa rae octavia spencer sundance panel 05

Issa Rae, Jim Parsons, Jada Pinkett Smith & More Help Kick Off Sundance Film Festival 2018!

Issa Rae and Jada Pinkett Smith strike a pose on the carpet while attending An Artist at the Table Cocktail Reception & Dinner held during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival at DeJoria Center on Thursday (January 18) in Park City, Utah.

The 33-year-old Insecure star and Jada, 46, were joined at the kick off event by Jim Parsons and his husband Todd Spiewak, Chloe Sevigny, Octavia Spencer, Chaz Ebert, Michael Stuhlbarg and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Jada, Octavia and Michael are among the jury members for the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

That same day, Issa joined Jason Mantzoukas, Zoe Kazan and Nick Offerman on Delta Air Lines’ third annual Delta Festival Shuttle to Park City flying from Los Angeles. It is a total party in the sky, as this influential crowd buzzed about the aircraft networking, sipped cocktails from the open bar, chatted about their Sundance projects and some even won tickets to far flung Delta destinations.

Also pictured: President and Founder of Sundance Institute Robert Redford joining Executive director of Sundance Institute Keri Putnam and Sundance Film Festival director John Cooper onstage during the 2018 Sundance Day One Press Conference at Egyptian Theatre.

issa rae jim parsons jada pinkett smith more help kick off sundance film festival 01
issa rae jim parsons jada pinkett smith more help kick off sundance film festival 02
issa rae jim parsons jada pinkett smith more help kick off sundance film festival 03
issa rae jim parsons jada pinkett smith more help kick off sundance film festival 04
issa rae jim parsons jada pinkett smith more help kick off sundance film festival 05

Octavia Spencer Photo Gallery

Octavia Spencer Joins Best Director Guillermo Del Toro at Critics Choice Awards 2018!

Octavia Spencer flashes a huge smile as she arrives at the 2018 Critics’ Choice Awards held at The Barker Hangar on Thursday (January 11) in Santa Monica, Calif.

The 47-year-old Oscar-winning actress went pretty in a plum-colored dress for the awards show.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Octavia Spencer

Inside the awards show, Octavia‘s The Shape of Water director Guillermo del Toro won the award for Best Director.

Later in the night, Sally Hawkins and Richard Jenkins joined Guillermo and Octavia on stage when The Shape of Water took home the award for Best Picture!

FYI: Octavia is wearing a Tadashi Shoji dress.

10+ pictures inside of the stars at the awards show…More Here! »

octavia spencer joins best director guillermo del toro at critics choice awards 01
octavia spencer joins best director guillermo del toro at critics choice awards 02
octavia spencer joins best director guillermo del toro at critics choice awards 03
octavia spencer joins best director guillermo del toro at critics choice awards 04
octavia spencer joins best director guillermo del toro at critics choice awards 05

The Help's Jessica Chastain & Octavia Spencer Reunite at Golden Globes 2018!

Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer share a cute moment on the red carpet at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday (January 7) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The ladies worked together on the movie The Help and were nominated that year, with Octavia taking home the Best Supporting Actress prize.

This year, Jessica is nominated for Best Actress for her work in Molly’s Game and Octavia is up for Best Supporting Actress for her work in The Shape of Water. They are also strong supporters of the Time’s Up movement!

FYI: Jessica is wearing an Armani Prive gown and Piaget jewelry. Octavia is wearing a Tadashi Shoji dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, an Irene Neuwirth ring and earrings, and a Tyler Ellis clutch.

10+ pictures inside of Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer on the carpet… More Here! »

jessica chastain octavia spencer golden globes 2018 01
jessica chastain octavia spencer golden globes 2018 02
jessica chastain octavia spencer golden globes 2018 03
jessica chastain octavia spencer golden globes 2018 04
jessica chastain octavia spencer golden globes 2018 05

Shape of Water's Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, & Richard Jenkins Join Forces at AFI Awards 2018

Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, and Sally Hawkins teamed up for the 2018 AFI Awards!

The Shape of Water co-stars stepped out for the event held at the Four Seasons Hotel on Friday (January 5) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Octavia looked stunning in an ivory floral lace dress, pale pink jacket, snakeskin-print heels, and gold jewelry, while Sally rocked a colorful printed dress.

They were joined by their other co-stars Doug Jones, Bradley Whitford, and Guillermo Del Toro.

The group also snapped some pics with Tom Hanks, Reese Witherspoon, Chrissy Metz, Steven Spielberg, and Holly Hunter.

The Shape of Water is nominated for multiple Golden Globes this weekend. Be sure to check back with JustJared.com as we live blog the show.

I took this little memento from #AFI awards. I hope he knew where to sit. #ThePost

A post shared by Octavia Spencer (@octaviaspencer) on

FYI: Octavia is wearing Tadashi Shoji.

30+ pictures inside of Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, and more at the event… More Here! »

shape of waters sally hawkins octavia spencer and richard jenkins afi awards 2018 01
shape of waters sally hawkins octavia spencer and richard jenkins afi awards 2018 02
shape of waters sally hawkins octavia spencer and richard jenkins afi awards 2018 03
shape of waters sally hawkins octavia spencer and richard jenkins afi awards 2018 04
shape of waters sally hawkins octavia spencer and richard jenkins afi awards 2018 05

Mary J. Blige & Octavia Spencer Glam Up at Palm Springs Film Festival

Mary J. Blige and Octavia Spencer look gorgeous while walking the red carpet at the 2018 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on Tuesday (January 2) in Palm Springs, Calif.

Mary is receiving the Breakthrough Performance Award for her work in Mudbound while Octavia‘s The Shape of Water is receiving the Vanguard Award.

Octavia was joined at the event by co-star Richard Jenkins and director Guillermo del Toro. Also in attendance were actress Jessica Pare and musician Common.

FYI: Mary is wearing an Elie Saab gown and Chopard jewelry. Octavia is wearing a Tadashi Shoji gown. Jessica is wearing a Trina Turk jumpsuit.

20+ pictures inside of Mary J. Blige and Octavia Spencer on the red carpet… More Here! »

mary j blige octavia spencer palm springs film festival 01
mary j blige octavia spencer palm springs film festival 02
mary j blige octavia spencer palm springs film festival 03
mary j blige octavia spencer palm springs film festival 04
mary j blige octavia spencer palm springs film festival 05

Melissa McCarthy Tries to Embarrass Octavia Spencer With Hilarious Stories - Watch!

Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer have been good friends for twenty years – and Melissa decided to use her guest hosting opportunity on Jimmy Kimmel Live to poke fun at her pal!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Octavia Spencer

During the hilarious interview – during which Melissa was dressed as a giant candy cane – Melissa made Octavia talk about her “competitive problem,” how early she set up her Christmas tree this year (hint: it was before Thanksgiving!) and an especially silly story involving peanut butter, sleep-eating and spoons.

Melissa even unearthed some classic footage of the two working together!

Watch Octavia and Melissa laugh it out below!