Octavia Spencer won Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for The Help last night at the 2012 Golden Globes Awards. During her acceptance speech, Octavia quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“This is seriously nuts. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press, seriously, You know, with regard to domestics in this country, now and then, I think Dr. King said it best, ‘All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance,’ and I thank you for recognizing that with our film. After generations of exclusion and invisibility, we are so grateful to Octavia for helping bring recognition and light to this workforce. And we’re thankful for all of the performances in The Help that gave life and dignity to domestic workers’ stories.”