PHOTOS: Viola Davis Life on Screen
"The Help" leading actresses Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer have both won awards from the African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA). Davis was given the award for Best Actress for her role as "Aibileen," and Spencer has received an award for Best Supporting Actress award for her work as "Minny."
The AAFCA is an organization dedicated to honoring Black filmmakers in the African-American community. Their awards will be handed out during a January 8th ceremony at Light Space Studios in Culver City, California.
PHOTOS: The Help's Hollywood Premiere
This year has been a riveting one for Davis. She not only has made leaps professionally, but she graced the August cover of ESSENCE, she was honored at ESSENCE's Black Women in Hollywood event, and she is receiving tremendous Oscar buzz for "The Help." Not to mention, she became a mother this year -- adopting a baby girl with husband, Julius Tennon.
Congratulations to both actresses!