At last nights Screen Actors Guild awards ceremony, “The Help” took home three out of its five film awards, including Best Ensemble. The film, based on the 1960′s civil rights drama, starred Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer who played black maids publishing their stories during that time.
Davis won for Best Actress while Spencer took home the awards for Best Supporting Actress. The women gave emotional acceptance speeches.
Spencer thanked all of those who went out to see the film and gave it support.
I want to thank all the people out there who went to support this movie and, after watching it, felt something. You felt compelled to make a change in your lives. So I’m going to dedicate this to the downtrodden, the underserved, the underprivileged, the overtaxed, whether emotionally, physically or financially.”
The stain of racism and sexism is not just for people of color or women. It’s all of our burden. … I don’t care how ordinary you feel, all of us can inspire change, every single one of us.”
Congrats to “The Help” as well as Davis and Spencer on their wins!!! This is definitely creating more buzz for the Oscars now!!