There’s little doubt that the 2012 awards season belonged to actresses Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer.

Together the Help stars took home a combined eight awards including an Oscar (for Spencer), NAACP and Screen Actors Guild awards in the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories. And that’s not counting the numerous awards the movie earned, including Movie of the Year and Best Ensemble Cast. 

From the Critics Choice Awards to the Oscars, here’s a photographic look back at Davis and Spencer’s incredible awards season.