Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer Have an Epic 'Help' Reunion at Oscars Luncheon
By Jackie Willis
Octavia Spencer was excited to have her co-stars from The Help by her side at the Oscar nominees luncheon on Monday afternoon.
Five years after Spencer, Viola Davis and Emma Stone all starred in the 2011 movie, they were celebrating their latest Academy Award nominations. "Today was so fun it felt like graduation. Especially seeing my #HelpAlums," Spencer captioned a photo of the trio. "Congrats to all nominees especially these two!! #oscarnomineesluncheon."
At the 2012 Oscars, Spencer won Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of Minny Jackson in The Help. Davis was also nominated that year for her lead role in the movie as Aibileen Clark.
In addition, The Help -- which is about an aspiring author (Stone) who decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view during the civil rights movement of the 1960s -- was nominated for Best Motion Picture of the Year and Jessica Chastain was up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role.
This year, Stone earned her second Oscar nomination for her leading role in La La Land, while Spencer is nominated for a second time in the supporting category for her part in Hidden Figures and Davis has garnered her third nomination for her supporting role in Fences.
This isn't the first time these three have run into each other this awards season. David and Stone both won statuettes at this year's Screen Actors Guild Awards, while Davis and their other Help co-star, Bryce Dallas Howard, were nominated.