OCTAVIA SPENCER/ Minny Jackson- “THE HELP” (DreamWorks Pictures/ Touchstone Pictures)
OCTAVIA SPENCER: Oh wow, I need to work out a little more. That guy’s heavy. Oh my God, this means to much to me coming from you ,SAG, you have no idea. Thank you so much. [applause] And thank you for putting me in a category with so many beautiful women that I know and love. So, thank you.
Bu,t I have to say that it was really a privilege to work on a film that gave a voice to so many women who made it possible for me to be standing here tonight. [applause]
These women represented our mothers, our grandmothers, and it was their courage and them facing the challenges that they faced every day, and living their life, and dignity and grace. And I thank you. By honoring me, you honor them.
I also want to thank an unsung hero of “The Help”: Medgar Evers and his family. [applause] And finally, I want to thank all the people out there to went to support this movie, and after watching it, felt something. You felt compelled to make a change in your lives, so I’m going to dedicate this… to the downtrodden, the underserved, the underprivileged, overtaxed, whether emotionally, physically or financially. And thank you so much. Oh my God!! This is great! [applause]