The Help

It’s a brand new day for Viola Davis.  The Oscar-nominated actress gives good face on the cover of this week’s L.A. Times Magazine–with a fierce ‘fro!  In the interview Davis discusses her long climb to fame and success: “That really is our plight, especially as women of color,” she says. “You can have all the […]

“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.” […]

Viola Davis continued her march to the Oscars by snagging a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role. Her co-star in The Help, Octavia Spencer won Best Supporting Actress. Black Arts: Urban Film Festivals Throughout the Nation Davis beat out Meryl Streep, Tilda Swinton, Glenn Close and […]

The nominations for the 2012 Academy Awards are in! The annual award ceremony honors only the prestigious and great entertainment milestones of the year. Within those nominations are four, for “The Help,” including “Best Picture,” “Best Supporting Actress” and “Best Actress. Who do you think will win? Best picture “War Horse” “The Artist” “Midnight in […]

The nominations for the 84th Annual Academy Award will be announced next week, January 24th and The Help is sure secure nods for two of its leads (Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer) as well as for Best Picture.  The question is where does PARIAH fall in this year’s Oscar race.  Even with critical acclaim (96% approval […]

The 69th annual Golden Globes took place this past Sunday, and Octavia Spencer nabbed an award. SEE ALSO: GO SISTAS! Black Actresses Win Big At Critics’ Choice Awards Female Black Historians Criticize Movie “The Help” Spencer won for Best Supporting Actress in a film for her role as a maid in the Civil Rights Era […]

The Help is warming up for the sprint towards Oscar gold.  At last night’s “Critics Choice Move Awards” the movie walked away with wins for Best Actress (Viola Davis), Best Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer) and Best Ensemble.  In a moving acceptance speech, Davis said: “The two most important days in a person’s life are the […]

It’s little surprise that The Help, one of last year’s biggest box-office draws, is now gaining loads of Oscar buzz. The film is a contender for several categories including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. SEE ALSO: 8 Surprises In “The Obamas” The Help follows the struggles of two black maids—Aibileen Clark […]

Mary J. Blige is now nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her contribution to "The Help," and there was one scene in particular that made her cry.

Despite the criticism "The Help" has received, it's turning out to be a major contender for the Academy Awards after receiving heavy nominations for the Golden Globe and SAG Awards.