The accolades just keep coming in for actress Octavia Spencer. The “Help” star has won a Screen Actors Guild Award for the Best Supporting Actress.
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Just last week, Spencer and co-star Viola Davis were nominated for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress Oscars for their roles as maids in one of 2011’s most buzzed-about movies.
“This means so much to me,” said Spencer. “I’m gonna dedicate this to the downtrodden, the under-served, the underprivileged, overtaxed, whether emotionally, physically, or financially.” Spencer said she would also dedicate her award to civil rights leader, Medgar Evers, whose murder is portrayed in the movie.
Next up for Spencer are the Academy Awards on February 26, where she is nominated for Best Supporting Actress.