She The People: Octavia Spencer

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 01/30/2012

SAG Awards: From Hattie McDaniel to Viola Davis, still winning for playing ‘The Help’

It’s bittersweet that in 2012, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, brilliant actresses both, are being celebrated for playing, yes, maids in “The Help.”

By Mary C. Curtis  |  10:36 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  'The Help', Kathryn Stockett, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Cicely Tyson, SAG awards, Gone with the Wind, Hattie McDaniel, Screen Actors Guild, Halle Berry

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 01/26/2012

‘Bridesmaids,’ an affirmative-action nominee, isn’t Oscar-worthy

Have gross-out guy films gotten nominated? No.

By Sandra Fish  |  08:51 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bridesmaids, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Oscar nominations, Maya Rudolph, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain, The Help