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Octavia Spencer, Katharine McPhee & Emily VanCamp Celebrate Tyler Ellis' 5th Anniversary!!

Octavia Spencer, Katharine McPhee and Emily VanCamp strike a pose while attending the Tyler Ellis 5th Anniversary Celebration held at Chateau Marmont on Tuesday (January 31) in Los Angeles.

The three ladies were joined by Ahna O’Reilly, Bethany Joy Lenz, Annabeth Gish, Carter Jenkins, AJ and Aly Michalka, Crystal Reed, Kelly Rutherford, JoAnna Garcia and Michelle Trachtenberg at the event also celebrating the launch of the Tyler Ellis x Petra Flannery Collection.

Over the weekend, Octavia and her Hidden Figures co-stars – Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monaehit the stage to accept the top prize of the night at the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

25+ pictures inside of Octavia Spencer, Katharine McPhee and others at the bash…More Here! »

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'Hidden Figures' Wins SAG Awards' Top Prize, Taraji P. Henson Calls for Unity in Amazing Speech! (Video)

The cast of Hidden Figures won the top prize of the night at the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards and star Taraji P. Henson had the honor of delivering the acceptance speech on behalf of the ensemble.

Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, and the rest of the cast all joined Taraji on stage to accept the award on Sunday (January 29) in Los Angeles.

“This story is of unity,” Taraji said during the speech. “This story is about what happens when we put our differences aside and we come together as a human race. We win. Love wins every time.”

Hidden Figures beat out Captain Fantastic, Fences, Manchester By the Sea, and Moonlight to win the award. The film is also nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars next month!

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Hidden Figures' Taraji P. Henson Thanks Rihanna Before SAG Awards 2017

How amazing is Taraji P. Henson‘s dress at the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards?

The event was held at The Shrine Auditorium on Sunday (January 29) in Los Angeles.

The 46-year-old actress was joined by her Hidden Figures co-stars Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae.

Besides taking the stage as presenters tonight, the ladies are nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, and Octavia is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her work in the historical drama.

Before the show, Taraji took to Instagram to give a special shout-out to Rihanna.

“Ooooooohhhhh HOW I WISH I could wear these all night!!!” she wrote along with the photo below, referring to Rihanna‘s Fenty x Puma slippers. “#TheCalmBeforeThePain #sagawards2017🎬🍾🎉 THANK YOU @badgalriri 💋💋💋.”

FYI: Taraji is wearing a Reem Acra dress with Nirav Modi jewelry, Jimmy Choo shoes, and a Judith Leiber bag. Octavia is wearing a Tadashi Shoji dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, a Tyler Ellis clutch, and Jacob & Co jewelry. Janelle is wearing Chanel with Stuart Weitzman shoes.

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Octavia Spencer Has a Blast at Hasty Pudding Celebration!

Octavia Spencer gets kisses from two costumed performers while sitting in the lead car of the parade during her 2017 Hasty Pudding Theatricals Celebration on Thursday (January 26) in Cambridge, Mass.

The Oscar-winning actress was honored as the Woman of the Year!

“That pot was hard to get,” Octavia joked about how this honor compared with winning her first Oscar in 2011 (via THR). “It was difficult to get, but it was one that will be forever indelibly etched in my memories. This has just been so much fun today.”

Octavia was just nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars again, this time for her performance in Hidden Figures.

“That really touches my heart because I have the luxury now of getting to choose … the characters that I play,” she said in response to fans who called her an inspiration. “One of the things that I like to do is choose movies … that will allow for a little escapism but also educate while entertaining, and I think Hidden Figures does that on so many levels.”

15+ pictures inside of Octavia Spencer at the celebration… More Here! »

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Best Supporting Actress Oscars Category Makes History in 2017

The Best Supporting Actress category for the 2017 Oscars is making history for an amazing reason.

It is the first time in Oscars history where three black female performers were nominated in an acting category at the same time. It is also the first time that three black artists hold a majority in any category.

Viola Davis, Naomie Harris, and Octavia Spencer are nominated for their work in Fences, Moonlight, and Hidden Figures, respectively.

This is not the first time three actors of color were nominated in the same category.

Most recently, this happened in 2006 where Adriana Barraza (Babel), Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls), and Rinko Kikuchi (Babel) were nominated in the same category.

If you missed it, see the full list of nominations here!

Octavia Spencer Buys Out 'Hidden Figures' Screening on MLK Weekend for Low-Income Families

Octavia Spencer is honoring her late mother this Martin Luther King Jr weekend.

The actress bought out a screening of her new film Hidden Figures in order for low-income families who may not be able to afford tickets can see the film.

Octavia lost her mother, Dellsena Spencer, when she was 18-years-old.

Her mother raised Octavia and her other six siblings by herself, working as a maid in order to provide for her family.

“I had a very strong mom who made me and my sisters understand that there were no limitations on our lives except what we placed on ourselves,” Octavia once said about her mother (via People).

“Tomorrow I’ve bought the 8pm showing of #hiddenfigures the rave Baldwin hills. If you know a family in need that would like to see our movie but can’t afford it have them come. It’s first come first served. My mom would not have been able to afford to take me and my siblings. So, I’m honoring her and all single parents this #mlkweekend Pass the word,” Octavia captioned the below post on Instagram.

VIDEO: Octavia Spencer Went Commando at the Golden Globes & Told Casey Affleck on the Red Carpet!

Octavia Spencer dances her way on stage at The Ellen Show, airing later today!

The Hidden Figures star spoke about why she was glowing and so happy at the 2017 Golden Globes this past weekend – and it was because she was wearing “a lot less underwear!”

“My feet don’t hurt, and I am not cinched!” Octavia said about her tuxedo at the Globes. Octavia told a story about how she bumped into Casey Affleck on the red carpet and told him all about going commando!

Also pictured inside: Octavia and Hidden FiguresJanelle Monae and Pharrell Williams at the LA Promise Fund Screening of the movie at the USC Galen Center on Tuesday (January 10) in Los Angeles.

FYI: Janelle is wearing a Bella Freud sweater.

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