Octavia Spencer: Articles


Octavia Spencer Academy Award Winner & Next Year's Oscar Dates

Octavia Spencer In this very artistic picture, Octavia Spencer admires her Oscar statuette at the Governor's Ball, following the 2012 Annual Academy Awards from Hollywood, CA February 26. Spencer was the year's Best Supporting Actress winner for her performance in Tate Taylor's The Help. In addition to Spencer, the Help […]


Meryl Streep Best Actress Oscar: When Margaret Thatcher Stares Back

Meryl Streep Best Actress Oscar winner: The Golden Lady and her golden little man. Meryl Streep Best Actress Oscar: Dressed to Win Best Actress Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, whose golden dress and earrings match – or rather, outshine – her golden Oscar statuette, poses backstage at the 84th Academy […]


Oscar Winners: Fearless Predictions Pitted Jean Dujardin vs. George Clooney + Meryl Streep vs. Viola Davis

Best Picture * The Artist - Thomas Langmann. The Descendants - Jim Burke, Jim Taylor & Alexander Payne. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close - Scott Rudin. The Help - Brunson Green, Chris Columbus & Michael Barnathan. Hugo - Graham King & Martin Scorsese. Midnight in Paris - Letty Aronson & Stephen Tenenbaum. Moneyball - Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz & Brad Pitt. The Tree of Life - Dede Gardner, Sarah […]


Oscar Predictions: Another Meryl Streep Win?

Jean Dujardin as George Valentin, The Artist In the Oscar 2012 Best Actor category, Gary Oldman, Demián Bichir, and Brad Pitt are dark horses for, respectively, their performances in Tomas Alfredson's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Chris Weitz's A Better Life, and Bennett Miller's Moneyball. That leaves George Clooney, who plays […]


Actor Award: SAG Winners Include Five-Decade Veteran & Surprise Best Actress

Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture * The Help – Jessica Chastain. Viola Davis. Bryce Dallas Howard. Allison Janney. Chris Lowell. Ahna O'Reilly. Sissy Spacek. Octavia Spencer. Mary Steenburgen. Emma Stone. Cicely Tyson. Mike Vogel The Artist Bérénice Bejo. James Cromwell. Jean Dujardin. […]


Chris Lowell & Emma Stone + Viola Davis & Cicely Tyson: SAG Awards

'The Help' cast: SAG Award winners Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Mike Vogel et al. 'The Help' cast: SAG Award winners range from veterans Sissy Spacek and Mary Steenburgen to Mike Vogel and Emma Stone Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Mike Vogel, Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, and their fellow The […]


Oscar Predictions Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer & Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain, The Help The list of potential Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nominees is nearly as long as the list of female cast members in Tate Taylor's socially conscious comedy-drama The Help. In fact, several The Help actresses are either likely or possible Oscar contenders. Much like in the […]


Chris Colfer Rare Openly Gay (Young) Actor + Katharine McPhee & Nicole Richie: Golden Globes

Chris Colfer: One of Hollywood's few openly gay actors on the Golden Globes Red Carpet. 'Glee' actor Chris Colfer at Golden Globes Chris Colfer, who became known as one of stars of the television series Glee – he won a Golden Globe last year for his performance as Kurt Hummel […]


Matt LeBlanc & Sofia Vergara + Madonna vs. Ricky Gervais: Golden Globes

Matt LeBlanc: Golden Globe winner for 'Episodes.' Golden Globe winner Matt LeBlanc Matt LeBlanc poses backstage in the press room with his Golden Globe Award at the 69th Annual Golden Globes ceremony, held at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills on Sunday, Jan. 15, '12. LeBlanc topped the Best […]


Awards Season: George Clooney Clear Favorite + Pope Movie Satire Tops 'Cahiers du Cinéma'

The Descendants with George Clooney and Shailene Woodley. Since the late 1990s, Alexander Payne has been hopping around the United States, making movies about white, presumably heterosexual, middle-aged (or middle-ageish) American men and their problems: Matthew Broderick in the Nebraska-set Election (1999), Jack Nicholson in the Nebraska-set About Schmidt (2002), […]


Best Cast Goes to Female-Centered Movies + Homages to Early Cinema Are Top Picks

Best Cast winner Bridesmaids with Rose Byrne, Kristen Wiig, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, and Wendi McLendon-Covey. Early this awards season, two female-centered hit movies topped the Best Cast category: the National Board of Review's choice was Tate Taylor's socially conscious The Help, toplining Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Viola Davis, Jessica […]