"The Help" Sweeps Up At 2012 NAACP Image Awards
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Davis and Spencer take home outstanding actress wins
The Help continued it's sweep during awards season, as it took the lion's share of statues at Friday's 2012 NAACP Image Awards. Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer took home their rewards (for Outstanding Actress and Outstanding Supporting Actress), as well as Outstanding Motion Picture.
In her acceptance speech, Davis said, "I wanted to tell the truth, not revise it or erase it." She then went on to say the role helped her to emerge and find her voice.
Pariah, the breakout indie hit about a teenage lesbian finding her sexual identity won "Outstanding Independent Motion Picture."
Other winners included Laz Alonso for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture and Mike Epps for Outstanding Supporting Actor for the romantic comedy Jumping The Broom.
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Complete list of winners are below:
Motion Picture: “The Help”
Actor in a motion picture: Laz Alonso, “Jumping the Broom”
Actress in a motion picture: Viola Davis, “The Help”
Supporting actor in a motion picture: Mike Epps, “Jumping the Broom”
Supporting actress in a motion picture: Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
Independent motion picture: “Pariah”
Foreign motion picture: “In the Land of Blood and Honey”
Documentary, theatrical or television: “Sing Your Song”
Comedy series: “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”
Actor in a comedy series: Malcolm-Jamal Warner, “Reed Between the Lines”
Actress in a comedy series: Tracee Ellis Ross, “Reed Between the Lines”
Supporting actor in a comedy series: Nick Cannon, “Up All Night”
Supporting actress in a comedy series: Keshia Knight Pulliam, “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”
Drama series: “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”
Actor in a drama series: LL Cool J, “NCIS: Los Angeles”
Actress in a drama series: Regina King, “SouthLAnd”
Supporting actor in a drama series: James Pickens, Jr., “Grey’s Anatomy”
Supporting actress in a drama series: Archie Panjabi, “The Good Wife”
TV movie, mini-series or dramatic special: “Thurgood”
Actor in a TV movie, mini-series or dramatic special: Laurence Fishburne, “Thurgood”