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Octavia Spencer WINS OSCAR For BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS!

It's official. Octavia Spencer just won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress! 

The Help actress has swept this whole Award season winning almost each award for which she's been nominated.  And now she can add the crème de la crème to her mantel.

The 39-year-old Montgomery, Alabama native, in a Tadashi Shoji gown, gave an emotional acceptance speech and thanked her home state of Alabama, her L.A. family, Steven Spielberg, and other members of her team.

This is Octavia's first Academy Award win and nomination.  And she is the 5th black actress to win for Best Actress In A Supporting Role.

CONGRATS OCTAVIA!

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cake's picture

This is Octavia's first

This is Octavia's first Academy Award win and nomination.  And she is the 5th black actress to win for Best Actress In A Supporting Role." I thought the post was about her Oscar nomination + win?? Natasha, your reporting skills are subpar and you're still worthless. While you're erasing my comments, your post is still incorrect. Congrats Octavia.
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Anonymous's picture

Oh my God...WHO

Oh my God...WHO CARES.......If she was that white man or not AND, Go get you a damn man, worried about the wrong things!!!! UGHHHHH...That movie was awesome, It wouldn't have matter if she won the oscar for being a school teacher, you people would still be mad...GET A LIFE!!!!!
Anonymous's picture

Halle Berry won Best Actress

Halle Berry won Best Actress a few years ago. I'm glad Octavia won but I hated The Help.
Anonymous's picture

Will not watch oscars until

Will not watch oscars until blacks are nomimated w/ better roles. I will not take it out on Viola and Octavia they played the roles they were given. In 2012 is it really necessary to have roles playing maids and slaves so much? . I find it ironic that they want to do movies showing blacks in subservient type of roles when we have a Black Man (Obama) playing the highest role as our President. It's a slap in the face to me and I will not support any part of this movie. Why now all of a sudden Hollywood wants to do more slave movies like Quinton Tarentino wants to do a slave love story. I am so glad Will Smith turned it down. Now another movie w/ Chiwetel Ejiofor will play a slave in a soon to be released movie. Something about a white man being best friends w/ a free slave or something. MY POINT IS ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! I am tired of these subservient type of roles. Here's an Idea why not do a NEW BIG BUDGET MOVIE about how THE JEWS were slaves to the Egyptians. Yes it's ok to show other races as subservient people but the Jews hate to show themselves as the slaves they were to the Egyptians! Octavia winning for this role puts us right back to the time Hatti Mcdonald won for Gone in the Wind. How far have we really come? When the Jews that run Hollywood have their own agenda. Their agenda is to keep blacks low roles like maids, slaves, pimps, cross dressers and whores! Did someone say Octavia was 39? Please say it's not so. I could have swore she was in her late 40's or early 50's
LovelyGirl's picture

You know why Hollywood is

You know why Hollywood is doing more of these movies? It's because the role Black Americans played in the foundation of this nation is interesting and is a story that needs to be told. Black people aren't doing it. Our ancestors created a legacy of perseverance and honor that is slowly vanishing. We will sit back, complain about these movies, then support rap music that calls us n--word, b--word, and ho-- word. We won't create, support and finance films that showcase our talent and uplift our people. I'm sick of hearing people complain about this issue. Either take some action or move on. I, for one, am not ashamed of Hattie McDaniel like I am not ashamed of the fact that both of my grandmothers worked as maids in the South. I think there needs to more movies about the real heroes of during slave and pre-civil rights era. I can name four things right now that would make amazing movies, but with no black power elite in Hollywood, they will never make it on the screen.
chaka1's picture

I agree with lovely girl....

I agree with lovely girl.... When they make movies like Cleopatra or mummy anything set in ancient Egypt have white ppl clearly playing the parts of Africans, but they have no problem with you playing the slave role so you can know your place..or the place they want you to know..Stop getting so excited that the white man is throwing us crumbs... AND btw I have a non profit so i am doing something about my ppl's ignorance
Tay tay's picture

this is Furious Styles

this is Furious Styles agreeing with herself AGAIN. "I totally Agree" only she uses certain words. it's a schizophrenic tick. Sad :( Pray for her.
Anonymous's picture

I totally agree!

I totally agree!
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I was proud for her, but

I was proud for her, but disappointed that she didn't have a speech prepared... we have to plan to WIN everytime, she won just by being nominated....
ZZZzzzzz's picture

I will be proud when we get

I will be proud when we get awards for movies like "Red Tails." I'm glad for her but why do we always get nominations for movies that involve white people, slavery, or some form of disrespect by or to African Americans. There are numerous minority celebrities who should be recommended for great performances but they don't even get considered.
Just Me's picture

What is so disrespectful

What is so disrespectful about being a maid? Many black women were maids in those times because that was the only job that was offered to us and those same black women, sent their children to school on the maids salary, and produced the great lawyers, doctors and entrepreneurs we see today. Stop disrespecting your history by trying to deny it and belittling the work of so many that came before. My great grand-mother didn't even know how to read but guess what when her two daughters died she raised twelve college educated grand-children, pushing them in school with most of them not knowing she could not read until her adulthood and yes she too was a maid. I would bet many of the Tuskegee Airman mother's were maids.
Anonymous's picture

That's why we have our own

That's why we have our own award shows
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Hi 'pot calling the kettle

Hi 'pot calling the kettle black.' "Go back to Africa", really? And where would you go if you were told to leave this country? Do you even know where you're really from? Ignorant fool! Hi 'pot calling the kettle black.' "Go back to Africa", really? And where would you go if you were told to leave this country? Do you even know where you're really from? Ignorant fool!
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Hi 'pot calling the kettle

Hi 'pot calling the kettle black.' "Go back to Africa", really? And where would you go if you were told to leave this country? Do you even know where you're really from? Ignorant fool!
Anonymous's picture

My grandmother was a maid on

My grandmother was a maid on my mother side, and my other grandmother was a live in babysitter. I am honored that they lived their lives , because I'm here today; however with that being said, knowing that we were always more than domestics I can't take joy in this award. This accomplishment is for the actress and she alone. I can't be happy that the Academy Awards has been in existence for 80 years, and 60 years ago Hatti McDonald won Supporting Actress for playing Mame, and now in 2012 a black actress has won for playing anoter maid. Hollywood has not changed in almost a century. While blacks are happy that a sista won, I don't claim an accomplishment because it has a black face. It would be more compelling if a black woman won , if she was portraying the roles that white women win for. The problem with black folks is that we always accept scraps, like we are a hungry dog, or that we are an unwanted baby, hoping for the little bit of attention they get from neglectful parents. But, we are so eager for acceptance that anything is better than nothing. I'm not hating on Octavia's win, congratulations for being good enough to win, but for me, I can't be happy for the role, no matter how people try to spin it, that character was Mammy. I guess, as long as we play the role , Hollywood see us in, we will get Oscars. Tyler Perry can get funding for his movie parts not because the script is great, and he has a huge church black following, but because he plays drag, and acts like a stereotype. We can sugarcoat this all day, but Hollywood continues to let us and the world know how they see us.
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Well stated. My one

Well stated. My one disagreement is that Tyler Perry owns his own production studio. He has TBS money as well as major movie release money. He wasn't receiving funding for his plays. When he started, he was homeless. He acquired a 6-figure sum of personal debt to bring his dream to fruition. I have to respect his work ethic even if I'm not a fan of some (or many) of his finished products. What stung even more than Octavia Spencer playing a maid and winning an Oscar based on her portrayal of that maid is the white man clutching her as she won. Really, sis? You can't tell me that man is into her because of who she is and the fact that her star has risen. Maybe that's me being a cynic.
Anonymous's picture

It stung? As in your

It stung? As in your feelings were hurt!? Get a life.
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Corr: You can't tell me that

Corr: You can't tell me that man isn't...
Anonymous's picture

It would have been honestly

It would have been honestly disheartening if the white Man with her was her significant other. However, he was the producer of the film Tate Taylor. She invited him as her guest.
Anonymous's picture

It would have been honestly

It would have been honestly disheartening if the white Man with her was her significant other. However, he was the producer of the film Tate Taylor. She invited him as her guest.
Anonymous's picture

It would have been honestly

It would have been honestly disheartening if the white Man with her was her significant other. However, he was the producer of the film Tate Taylor. She invited him as her guest.
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A well-deserved win for

A well-deserved win for Octavia Spencer. Congratulations!
Lost In Paradise's picture

congrats .....

congrats .....
Anonymous's picture

Well deserved,

Well deserved, congratulations Octavia!
Anonymous's picture

• All lead actress winners

• All lead actress winners since 2002 have been white. • No winner in any acting category during the last 10 years has been Latino, Asian American or Native American. • Oscar winners and nominees of color make fewer movies per year after their nominations than their white peers do. • Oscar winners and nominees of color are more likely than their white peers to work in television, which is considered lower-status work. • Oscar winners and nominees of color are less likely than their white peers to receive subsequent nominations. It's questionable whether television still is regarded as "lower-status work" than film, given the critical praise that's been heaped on ambitious, high-quality TV series such as "The Wire," "Treme" and "The Sopranos." More complex is the question of why Oscar distribution tends to favor white over nonwhite actors. As a recent L.A. Times story documented, the membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is indeed overwhelmingly white (94%) and male (77%). But the poor showing of nonwhite actors during Oscar season also simply reflects the under-representation of nonwhite actors in Hollywood films as a whole. As L.A.Times reporter Lorenza Munoz wrote in a prescient March 2002 story about Washington and Berry's Oscar triumph, when individual nonwhite actors win Oscars they're unlikely to open doors for other nonwhites. That's because today's bottom-line-driven Hollywood studio industry is increasingly reliant on the international market, "where having minorities and women in starring roles is considered a detriment, particularly in action blockbusters," Munoz wrote. Munoz's story went on to quote James Ulmer, author of "James Ulmer's Hollywood Hot List," which tracks actors' global marketability. "None of this is going to change the fact that you cannot package or sell [a movie] to the world market today with a black woman," Ulmer said of Berry and Washington's achievement. "I don't see [the Oscar win] as changing an industry where white male actors drive the train of the international marketplace." Those comments seem just as applicable, or more, today. But, as the UCLA study's authors also observe, the issue isn't just the infrequency of nonwhite actors earning Oscar nominations and wins. It's also the limited types of roles for which nonwhite actors do get nominated for Oscars. For example, they write, the Oscars still tend to reward black females not for playing women like Berry's tough, complex, erotically charged character in "Monster's Ball," but for roles that conform to old Hollywood racial stereotypes of black women "who are sassy, full-figured, maternal, or non-sexual." "In short," the report asserts, "Hollywood has required black female Oscar nominees and winners to resemble Hattie McDaniel more than Halle Berry."
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We've been complaining about

We've been complaining about this for 40 years or more. What are we doing about it? Yet, we still promote the constant use of the b-word, n-word, and h-word in our music. You can't have it both ways.
Chaka1's picture

Well deserved,

Well deserved, congratulations Octavia!
Anonymous's picture

they will move on to other

they will move on to other roles if they had won an oscar it would follow them forever. she the one played the maid
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sfewe's picture

Once again, talking big money

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Anonymous's picture

My grandmother was a maid on

My grandmother was a maid on my mother side, and my other grandmother was a live in babysitter. I am honored that they lived their lives , because I'm here today; however with that being said, knowing that we were always more than domestics I can't take joy in this award. This accomplishment is for the actress and she alone. I can't be happy that the Academy Awards has been in existence for 80 years, and 60 years ago Hatti McDonald won Supporting Actress for playing Mame, and now in 2012 a black actress has won for playing anoter maid. Hollywood has not changed in almost a century. While blacks are happy that a sista won, I don't claim an accomplishment because it has a black face. It would be more compelling if a black woman won , if she was portraying the roles that white women win for. The problem with black folks is that we always accept scraps, like we are a hungry dog, or that we are an unwanted baby, hoping for the little bit of attention they get from neglectful parents. But, we are so eager for acceptance that anything is better than nothing. I'm not hating on Octavia's win, congratulations for being good enough to win, but for me, I can't be happy for the role, no matter how people try to spin it, that character was Mammy. I guess, as long as we play the role , Hollywood see us in, we will get Oscars. Tyler Perry can get funding for his movie parts not because the script is great, and he has a huge church black following, but because he plays drag, and acts like a stereotype. We can sugarcoat this all day, but Hollywood continues to let us and the world know how they see us.
Bohwe's picture

you are very right when will

you are very right when will a black actress win an award for not playing a sassy or full figured maternal role...? we accept scraps agreed 100%
Anonymous's picture

Hattie stayed she rather

Hattie stayed she rather "play" a maid than "be" one. I have to agree with you to a certain extent. Are you an actress in Hollywood waiting for your phone to ring? Didn't think so. With that being said a job is a job. MLK jr stated be the best at whatever job you get. Blacks don't have studio money to promote postive roles for blacks. Tyler does but he refuses to show us in a postive light. I say let's boycott Tyler and non-black roles movies to show we want better.
Anonymous's picture

I disagree. I am proud of her

I disagree. I am proud of her performance. Oprah and James Earl Jones won honorary Oscars tonight as well..
Chaka1's picture

Agree 100%

Agree 100%
Queen Safira's picture

CONGRATS!!!!!

CONGRATS!!!!!
la fresca's picture

Congratulations to a

Congratulations to a beautiful woman and a beautiful spirit!
Anonymous's picture

Ok Natasha erasing my

Ok Natasha erasing my comments. Bout time. But Congrads and Octavia is the 6th Black Female to win an Oscar , the 5th to win Supporting an award.
Anonymous's picture

love her! im so so proud! but

love her! im so so proud! but i had to say this: wooow 39? I thought she was at least 50!
Anonymous's picture

Beautiful! Congratulations to

Beautiful! Congratulations to Ms. Spencer. She was amazing in the movie.
Anonymous's picture

Congratulations Octavia!!

Congratulations Octavia!! Love Love Love Her!!
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So Octavia is the 6th black

So Octavia is the 6th black woman to win and the 5th for supporting!! Crossing fingers for Vola, when not if she win will be the 2nd black woman for Best Actress behind Hallie. Out of 84 Years 6 Black winners!!!
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YAY!!!!!! Dreams come true.

YAY!!!!!! Dreams come true. Yay!!!!!!!
Anonymous's picture

Congrats to Octavia....it's

Congrats to Octavia....it's definitely well deserved...
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