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BLACK STAR POWER: Octavia Spencer & Viola Davis Win BIG At The SAG Awards

On Sunday night, the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards took place inside the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Civil rights drama “The Help” was the big winner of the night, taking home three awards including Best Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture. It is said that the outcome of the SAGs is regarded as an indication of what can be expected at the Academy Awards.

Octavia Spencer won the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her role in “The Help.” Check out her acceptance speech below:

She wore a Tadashi Shoji gown from the Spring 2012 collection with Irene Neuwirth earrings and a Judith Leiber clutch. 

Meanwhile, Viola Davis took home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Lead Role. She beat out fellow nominees Glenn Close, Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams, and Tilda Swinton for the win. Viola is the first Black woman to win the award since Halle Berry won in 2001 for her role in “Monster’s Ball.” Watch her heartfelt speech below:

Viola wore a custom white strapless Marchesa gown with  Jimmy Choo shoes, Cathy Waterman jewelry, and a Judith Leiber clutch. 

Both ladies are also up for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress at this year’s Oscars. Congrats to them both!!!!

 

Photo Credits: Frontier City, Popsessive, Wenn & WireImage

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