Octavia Spencer completed a sweep of awards season when she won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress on Sunday (Feb. 26) for her role in “The Help.”
Spencer gave one of the evening’s most heartfelt acceptance speeches which drew praise from pretty much everyone, including the National Domestic Workers Alliance, who hosted an Oscar viewing party to cheer Spencer on.
In case you missed it, here’s her speech in its entirety:
“Oh, thank you! Thank you, Academy, for putting me with the hottest guy in the room.
“I have to thank my families. My family in Alabama, the state of Alabama… um… my L.A. family, watching at Steven’s or at Gada, my ‘Help’ family, ?Tate, Brunson, Kathryn, Allison Janney, thank you for being in my life. I share this with everybody. Thank you Steven Spielberg for changing my life, thank you Stacey Snider for changing my life.
“Please wrap up, I’m wrapping up. I’m sorry, I’m freakin’ out. Thank you world! Oh God, and thank you to WME, and Viewpoint L.A. I’m sorry guys, thank you, I love you.”
Below Spencer hangs with Salma Hayek at the Vanity Fair post-Oscar bash: