“The Help” cleaned up last night with wins for Best Ensemble cast, Best Actress for Viola Davis and Best Supporting Actress for Octavia Spencer at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
The stain of racism and sexism is not just for people of color and women,” Davis said. “It’s all of our burden, all of us.”
Octavia chimed in with:
“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,” Spencer said after accepting her statuette. “So I’m going to dedicate this to the downtrodden, the under served, the underprivileged, the overtaxed, whether emotionally, physically or financially.”
Congratulations to everyone, now let’s go take it all at the Academy Awards next month!