Octavia Spencer

  • 'Fruitvale Station' review: It's a story that deserves to be told September 21, 2013

    Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer Director: Ryan Coogler In light of the recent acquittal of Trayvon Martin's killer in Florida, the relevance of a film like 'Fruitvale Station' cannot be argued. You have to wonder if anything has changed at all. A few hours after midnight on January 1,...
  • Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock to present Oscars February 14, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actresses Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, who have won Oscars in the past, will present this year's Academy Awards on February 24. Berry won the award for her performance in 'Monster's Ball' (2001), Bullock for 'The Blind Side' (2009), Kidman for 'The Hours' (2002)...
  • Oscars: Backstage interview with Octavia Spencer February 27, 2012

    New Delhi: 'The Help' was one of the strongest contenders for the top awards at the Oscars this year. Contending for Best Actress as well as Best Supporting Actress - 'The Help' managed to bag the Oscars for the Best Supporting Actress for Octavia Spencer. Here's the backstage interview...
  • Best quotes from the Oscars 2012 February 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences handed out Oscars, the film industry's top honor, at the 84th annual Academy Awards on 26 February, 2012. Following is a collection of memorable quotes from the show: Meryl Streep, winner, Best Actress, 'The Iron Lady': "When they called my name, I...
  • Spencer wins supporting-actress Oscar for 'Help' February 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: Octavia Spencer won the supporting-actress Academy Award on Sunday for 'The Help,' completing an awards-season blitz that took her from Hollywood bit player to star. Spencer's Oscar triumph came for her role as a headstrong black maid whose willful ways continually land her in trouble with white employers in...
  • Oscars: 'Artist' wins best picture, director, actor February 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: Academy Awards voters have spoken up for 'The Artist,' the first silent film to triumph at Hollywood's highest honors since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago. The black-and-white comic melodrama took four prizes on Monday, including best picture, actor for Jean Dujardin and director for Michel Hazanavicius. Not...
  • 'The Help': Bidding for Oscar glory February 22, 2012

    Los Angeles: Viola Davis knew she had big shoes to fill when she agreed to play the role of a lowly black maid to a rich white family in 1960s Mississippi in 'The Help'. They included those of her mother, her late grandmother and thousands of African-American women who were maids...
  • 'The Help' to release in India Nov 25 November 15, 2011

    Los Angeles: DreamWorks and Reliance Entertainment's social drama 'The Help', a universal story about the ability to create change, is scheduled to come out Nov 25. Directed by debutant Tate Taylor, 'The Help' is a big screen adaptation of novelist Kathryn Stockett's book of the same name. Set in Jackson, Mississippi...