Maid from Movie, "The Help", Honored

One of Alabama's native daughters received an honor this week...Octavia Spencer!


Oscar award winning actress Ms. Spencer was honored by a joint session of the Alabama Legislature and Governor Robert Bentley declaring Octavia Spencer Day!
 The actress, who won this year’s best supporting actress Oscar for her performance as a maid in “The Help”, appeared very pleased with the honor.

(Beverly S. Taylor)


The Montgomery native arrived for the ceremony in a pink limo and was serenaded by her alma mater, Jefferson Davis High School's band!  She attended Auburn University at Montgomery and Alabama State University before earning her degree from Auburn University. 

And I understand there were a few 'War Eagles' shouted! 
(for those out-of-state folks, 'War Eagle' is commonly yelled to show support of Auburn University, especially shouted at their sporting events! LOL)


(Beverly S. Taylor)

(The Birmingham News)

"I’ve always dreamed big," she said. "I always signed yearbooks with the Hollywood sign on it. I didn’t know how I would get there, but that’s what I wanted to do."

"We were very impoverished growing up," Spencer said, "but my mother always believed in excellence in education, and reading, writing and arithmetic — and dreaming."

"I remember her telling us, ‘You can go anywhere in the world in a book.’ And I rolled my eyes and thought, ‘Well, can’t we just go anywhere in the world in a car?’
by Bob Carlton, Birmingham News

(The Birmingham News)

(The Birmingham News)


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Octavia Spencer, proving your dreams can come true!

See ya down the junkin' road!!


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mississippi artist said...

When I saw The Help I told my friends that Octavia Spencer was going to get an Acadamy Award-I am so glad I was right. Of course this lady is so talented and so funny-she could be a stand up comedian too.

Miss Kitty said...

Thanks for posting those pictures, Jan. I really wanted to go to the event downtown but I had to work that day. How proud we are of our native Alabamian to have won so many awards for the movie. I wasn't sure I would like the movie but I really did. I want to watch it again and this time just get to take in the clothes, the hair, and the makeup and the settings.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love her and think she has such a bright and happy outlook! She is so appreciative of her success. Nice post!