Octavia Spencer with her ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture’ Golden Globe Award (for “The Help”) January 2012So, last night was the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards, and normally I wouldn’t bother mentioning it, since I haven’t seen the vast majority of the winning shows/films… but the “Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Award” went to Octavia Spencer (for The Help), and she’s an actress who’s cropped up in minor roles in a lot of my favourite movies, including Drag Me to Hell, The Nines, S.W.A.T., What Planet Are You From?, and Being John Malkovich. As I’ve said before, I’m a total bleeding heart, and a sucker for stories about Civil Rights and segregation and such, so I’ve no doubt that I’ll end up watching The Help soon enough… but for now I’m just glad to be able to put a name to such a familiar face!

Hilariously, American Horror Story was nominated in the “Best Television Series – Drama” category… because… er… well, I guess they didn’t have a “Craziest Television Series” category? It didn’t win, of course, but Jessica Lange walked off with the “Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Television Series Award” for her work as ‘Constance Langdon’, which is fair enough… although the next season will apparently feature a whole new cast, and a whole new “horror story”, so they won’t really be able to capitalise on the win (beyond bragging about it on the DVD cover, I guess).


About Dee CrowSeer

A comic book writer with an interest in feminism, philosophy, and affirmative action.
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