The Help

Emmy Award winning actress Cicely Tyson turns 82 today.  She won Emmys for her work in “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” and “The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All.” She has also starred in moves such as “The Help,” “Idlewild,” “Madea’s Family Reunion,” “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” “Because of Winn-Dixie,” “Fried Green […]

The James Brown movie cast is coming together…. Chadwick Boseman, who played Jackie Robinson in the movie “42” will play the lead as James Brown. Back together again, from the movie The Help, we’ll see Viola Davis and Oscar Winner Octavia Spencer in the film. Taraji P. Henson is said to be the next cast-member […]

  *The Help” director Tate Taylor will reunite with the film’s stars Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer for his upcoming biopic on James Brown for…

In “The Help,” Viola Davis famously played a maid who discovers her own power. Her new film “Beautiful Creatures” is based on a book in which her character Amma is also a maid – but with telepathic power. All dark magic aside, the maid part of the deal, for Davis, caused initial hesitation in moving forward with […]

Actress Viola Davis has picked up pretty much every award you can win for a performance by an actress for her work in ‘The Help’. While she has been thrust into the spotlight for this performance, she’s been knocking around Hollywood for a while. She’s played a wide range of characters in a wide range […]

“The Help” could be this year’s Oscar sleeper. Viola Davis  is probably going to win her first Best Actres Oscar  this year. Like the Academy, SAG really likes Streep — indeed, she has scored more nominations from both groups than any other woman in history (eight from SAG, 17 from the Academy) and won two awards […]

“The Help” cleaned up last night with wins for Best Ensemble cast, Best Actress for Viola Davis and Best Supporting Actress for Octavia Spencer at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. The stain of racism and sexism is not just for people of color and women,” Davis said. “It’s all of our burden, all of us.” […]

By Tony Lamont I wrote a post right after going to see the movie ‘The Help’ telling everyone that they should go see this amazing motion picture. I had many people tell me that they didn’t want to go see a movie that had anything to do with black maids. Well, I’m glad that the […]

The nominations for the 2012 Academy Awards are in! The annual award ceremony honors only the prestigious and great entertainment milestones of the year. Within those nominations are four, for “The Help,” including “Best Picture,” “Best Supporting Actress” and “Best Actress. Who do you think will win? Best picture “War Horse” “The Artist” “Midnight in […]

By theGrio.com When Octavia Spencer won her Golden Globe for best supporting actress for her role in The Help on Sunday, she made a unique acceptance speech in which she didn’t just thank those who supported the film. Instead her speech also recognized the contributions of domestic workers with a quote by Martin Luther King. […]

Viola Davis is the Critics Choice! “The Help” actress scored a win for “Best Actress”  last night during the awards ceremony, which was held at the Hollywood Palladium. “I am absolutely so humbled,” said Davis. “I wanted to be somebody. I wanted to dream big and make a mark somehow, and that’s something absolutely that […]

By Tony Lamont If you know anything about me, you know that I’m a movie nut! I like all kinds of movies. I especially like movies that identify with challenges and triumphs that we faced as a people. Recently I saw the motion picture ‘The Help’ starring Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer. After seeing the […]