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The Help Poster

(2011)

Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2012

Won
Oscar
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Octavia Spencer
Nominated
Oscar
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Brunson Green
Chris Columbus
Michael Barnathan
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Viola Davis
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Jessica Chastain

Golden Globes, USA 2012

Won
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Octavia Spencer
Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Viola Davis
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Jessica Chastain
Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Thomas Newman (music by)
Mary J. Blige (music and lyrics by)
Harvey Mason Jr. (music and lyrics by)
Damon Thomas (lyrics by)
For the song "The Living Proof"
Best Motion Picture - Drama

BAFTA Awards 2012

Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Supporting Actress
Octavia Spencer
Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film
Brunson Green
Chris Columbus
Michael Barnathan
Best Adapted Screenplay
Tate Taylor
Best Leading Actress
Viola Davis
Best Supporting Actress
Jessica Chastain

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2012

Won
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Viola Davis
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Octavia Spencer
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Jessica Chastain
Viola Davis
Bryce Dallas Howard
Allison Janney
Chris Lowell
Ahna O'Reilly
Sissy Spacek
Octavia Spencer
Mary Steenburgen
Emma Stone
Cicely Tyson
Mike Vogel
Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Jessica Chastain

AFI Awards, USA 2012

Won
AFI Award
Movie of the Year
Chris Columbus
Brunson Green
Michael Barnathan

THE HELP is an intimate epic that measures the cultural divide in the American south at a critical ... More

THE HELP is an intimate epic that measures the cultural divide in the American south at a critical moment in the nation's march toward racial harmony. Tate Taylor's film adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestseller soars above and beyond stereotypes to illustrate how tolerance is taught, not inherited. Measured and moving performances by Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain help make THE HELP remind us that movies can be smart, movies can be kind and movies can be important.


African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) 2011

Won
AAFCA Award
Top 10 Films
10th Place
Best Actress
Viola Davis
Best Supporting Actress
Octavia Spencer

Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2011

Won
EDA Award
Best Actress
Viola Davis
Best Supporting Actress
Octavia Spencer
Tied with Janet McTeer for Albert Nobbs (2011).
Won
EDA Female Focus Award
This Year's Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Film Industry
Jessica Chastain
For Take Shelter , The Tree of Life and The Debt
Nominated
AWFJ EDA Award
Best Ensemble Cast
Nominated
EDA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Jessica Chastain
Nominated
EDA Female Focus Award
Female Icon Award
Viola Davis
Nominated
EDA Special Mention Award
Unforgettable Moment Award
For the pie scene.

Art Directors Guild 2012

Nominated
Excellence in Production Design Award
Period Film
Mark Ricker (production designer)
Curt Beech (art director)
Cosmas A. Demetriou (assistant art director)
George Lee (set designer)
Paul Sonski (set designer)
Gregory Hill (illustrator)
Timothy Burgard (storyboard artist)
Ellen Lampl (graphic designer)
Tom Johnson (scenic artist)
Rena DeAngelo (set decorator)

Austin Film Critics Association 2011

Won
Breakthrough Artist Award
Jessica Chastain
For The Tree of Life , Take Shelter , The Debt , Texas Killing Fields and Coriolanus

BET Awards 2012

Won
BET Award
Best Movie
Best Actress
Viola Davis
For Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

BMI Film & TV Awards 2012

Won
BMI Film Music Award
Film Music
Thomas Newman

Black Reel Awards 2012

Won
Black Reel
Best Actress
Viola Davis
Outstanding Supporting Actress
Octavia Spencer
Best Original Score
Thomas Newman
Best Film
Chris Columbus
Michael Barnathan
Brunson Green
Best Song
Mary J. Blige (Performer, Writer)
Harvey Mason Jr. (Writer)
Thomas Newman (Writer)
Damon Thomas (Writer)
For the song "Living Proof"
Best Ensemble
Kerry Barden (Casting Director)
Paul Schnee (Casting Director)
Nominated
Black Reel
Best Breakthrough Performance
Octavia Spencer

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2012

Won
Critics Choice Award
Best Actress
Viola Davis
Best Supporting Actress
Octavia Spencer
Best Acting Ensemble
Chris Lowell
Jessica Chastain
Aunjanue Ellis
Ahna O'Reilly
Octavia Spencer
Mary Steenburgen
Emma Stone
Bryce Dallas Howard
Allison Janney
Mike Vogel
Viola Davis
Cicely Tyson
Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Song
Mary J. Blige (Performer/Writer)
Thomas Newman (Writer)
Harvey Mason Jr. (Writer)
For the song "Living Proof"
Best Supporting Actress
Jessica Chastain
Best Adapted Screenplay
Tate Taylor
Best Costume Design
Sharen Davis
Best Picture

Casting Society of America, USA 2012

Won
Artios
Outstanding Achievement in Casting - Big Budget Feature - Drama
Kerry Barden (casting director)
Paul Schnee (casting director)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2012

Won
COFCA Award
Actor of the Year
Jessica Chastain
For Coriolanus , The Debt , Take Shelter , Texas Killing Fields and The Tree of Life
2nd place
COFCA Award
Breakthrough Film Artist
Jessica Chastain
For Coriolanus , The Debt , Take Shelter , Texas Killing Fields and The Tree of Life
For acting
Nominated
COFCA Award
Best Actress
Viola Davis
Best Supporting Actress
Jessica Chastain
Best Ensemble
Emma Stone
Bryce Dallas Howard
Viola Davis
Sissy Spacek
Mary Steenburgen
Mike Vogel
Octavia Spencer
Ahna O'Reilly
Allison Janney
Chris Lowell
Jessica Chastain
Cicely Tyson
Aunjanue Ellis

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2011

Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Octavia Spencer
Most Promising Filmmaker
Tate Taylor

Christopher Awards 2012

Won
Christopher Award
Feature Films
Tate Taylor (screenplay) (director) (executive producer)
Mohamed Khalaf Al-Mazrouei (executive producer)
Michael Barnathan (producer)
Jennifer Blum (producer)
Chris Columbus (producer)
Brunson Green (producer)
L. Dean Jones Jr. (executive producer)
Sonya Lunsford (co-producer)
John Norris (executive producer)
Mark Radcliffe (executive producer)
Jeff Skoll (executive producer)

Cinema for Peace Awards 2012

Nominated
Cinema for Peace Award
Most Valuable Movie of the Year
Tate Taylor

Costume Designers Guild Awards 2012

Nominated
CDG Award
Excellence in Period Film
Sharen Davis

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2011

3rd place
DFWFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Octavia Spencer

Detroit Film Critic Society, US 2011

Nominated
DFCS Award
Best Actress
Viola Davis

Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) 2012

Won
Breakthrough Award
Jessica Chastain
For Coriolanus , The Debt , Take Shelter and The Tree of Life
Nominated
GFCA Award
Best Actress
Viola Davis

Hollywood Film Festival 2011

Won
Hollywood Breakthrough Award
Breakthrough Actress
Jessica Chastain
For The Tree of Life , The Debt , Coriolanus and Take Shelter
Won
Hollywood Film Award
Ensemble of the Year
Emma Stone
Viola Davis
Bryce Dallas Howard
Octavia Spencer
Jessica Chastain
Ahna O'Reilly
Allison Janney
Chris Lowell
Cicely Tyson
Sissy Spacek
Aunjanue Ellis
Mary Steenburgen
Nominated
Hollywood Movie Award

Hollywood Post Alliance, US 2011

Won
HPA Awards
Outstanding Color Grading Feature Film in a DI Process
Steven J. Scott
EFilm

Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2011

Nominated
HFCS Award
Best Actress
Viola Davis
Best Original Song
Mary J. Blige
For the song "The Living Proof"

Image Awards 2012

Won
Image Award
Outstanding Motion Picture
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Viola Davis
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Octavia Spencer
Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Emma Stone
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Bryce Dallas Howard
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Cicely Tyson
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)
Tate Taylor
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)
Tate Taylor

Indiana Film Journalists Association, US 2011

Won
IFJA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis

Iowa Film Critics Awards 2012

Won
IFC Award
Best Actress
Viola Davis
Nominated
IFC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Octavia Spencer

London Critics Circle Film Awards 2012

Nominated
ALFS Award
Supporting Actress of the Year
Jessica Chastain
Supporting Actress of the Year
Octavia Spencer

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2011

Won
LAFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Jessica Chastain
For The Tree of Life , Take Shelter , The Debt , Coriolanus and Texas Killing Fields

MTV Movie Awards 2012

Nominated
MTV Movie Award
Best On-Screen Dirtbag
Bryce Dallas Howard
Best Movie
Best Gut-Wrenching Performance
Bryce Dallas Howard
Best Cast

Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 2012

Nominated
Golden Reel Award
Best Sound Editing - Dialogue and ADR in a Feature Film
Dennis Drummond (supervising sound editor)
Kim Drummond (supervising dialogue/adr editor)
Laura Graham (adr editor)
Scott A. Jennings (adr editor)

MovieGuide Awards 2012

Nominated
Grace Award
Most Inspiring Performance in Movies
Viola Davis

National Board of Review, USA 2011

Won
NBR Award
Best Acting by an Ensemble
Octavia Spencer
Allison Janney
Mary Steenburgen
Mike Vogel
Chris Lowell
Ahna O'Reilly
Jessica Chastain
Bryce Dallas Howard
Viola Davis
Cicely Tyson
Emma Stone
Aunjanue Ellis
Sissy Spacek

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 2012

Won
NSFC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Jessica Chastain
For The Tree of Life and Take Shelter

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2011

Won
NYFCC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Jessica Chastain
For The Tree of Life and Take Shelter

New York Film Critics, Online 2011

Won
NYFCO Award
Breakthrough Performance
Jessica Chastain
For The Tree of Life , The Debt and Take Shelter
Top Films of the Year

North Texas Film Critics Association, US 2011

Won
NTFCA Award
Best Actress
Viola Davis
Best Supporting Actress
Octavia Spencer

Online Film & Television Association 2012

Won
OFTA Film Award
Best Breakthrough Performance - Female
Jessica Chastain
Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Actress
Viola Davis
Best Supporting Actress
Jessica Chastain
Best Supporting Actress
Octavia Spencer
Best Ensemble
Best Casting
Kerry Barden
Paul Schnee
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Tate Taylor
Best Costume Design
Sharen Davis

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2012

Won
OFCS Award
Breakthrough Performer
Jessica Chastain
For The Debt and The Tree of Life

PGA Awards 2012

Nominated
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
Michael Barnathan
Chris Columbus
Brunson Green

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2012

Won
Breakthrough Performance Award
Octavia Spencer
Won
Spotlight Award
Jessica Chastain
For The Tree of Life , Take Shelter , The Debt and Coriolanus

People's Choice Awards, USA 2012

Nominated
People's Choice Award
Favorite Movie
Favorite Drama Movie
Favorite Book Adaptation

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2011

Won
PFCS Award
Best Screenplay - Adaptation
Tate Taylor
Nominated
PFCS Award
Best Original Song
Mary J. Blige
Harvey Mason Jr.
Thomas Newman
For the song "Living Proof"
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Viola Davis
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Jessica Chastain
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Bryce Dallas Howard
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Octavia Spencer
Best Picture
Best Director
Tate Taylor
Breakthrough Behind the Camera
Tate Taylor

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2011

Won
Special Award
Jessica Chastain
For The Debt , Take Shelter , Coriolanus , The Tree of Life and Texas Killing Fields
For the body of work in the last year.
Nominated
SDFCS Award
Best Actress
Viola Davis
Best Supporting Actress
Jessica Chastain
Best Ensemble Performance

Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2012

Won
Outstanding Performance Award
Viola Davis

Satellite Awards 2011

Won
Satellite Award
Best Actress in a Motion Picture
Viola Davis
Won
Special Achievement Award
Best Ensemble, Motion Picture
Emma Stone
Viola Davis
Bryce Dallas Howard
Octavia Spencer
Jessica Chastain
Ahna O'Reilly
Allison Janney
Chris Lowell
Cicely Tyson
Mike Vogel
Sissy Spacek
Aunjanue Ellis
Mary Steenburgen
Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Motion Picture
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Octavia Spencer
Best Director
Tate Taylor
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Tate Taylor

Society of Camera Operators 2012

Nominated
Camera Operator of the Year Award
Feature Film
Will Arnot

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards 2011

Won
SEFCA Award
Best Ensemble
Emma Stone
Aunjanue Ellis
Jessica Chastain
Cicely Tyson
Viola Davis
Bryce Dallas Howard
Chris Lowell
Mike Vogel
Mary Steenburgen
Ahna O'Reilly
Allison Janney
Octavia Spencer
Won
Wyatt Award
Nominated
SEFCA Award
Best Picture

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US 2011

2nd place
SLFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Octavia Spencer
Tied with Shailene Woodley for The Descendants (2011).
Nominated
SLFCA Award
Best Actress
Viola Davis
Best Adapted Screenplay
Tate Taylor

Teen Choice Awards 2012

Won
Teen Choice Award
Choice Movie Actress: Drama
Emma Stone
Nominated
Teen Choice Award
Choice Movie Actress: Drama
Viola Davis
Choice Movie: Drama

Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2012

Won
VFCC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Jessica Chastain
For The Tree of Life and Take Shelter

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2011

Won
WAFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Octavia Spencer
Nominated
WAFCA Award
Best Actress
Viola Davis
Best Adapted Screenplay
Tate Taylor
Best Acting Ensemble

World Soundtrack Awards 2012

Nominated
World Soundtrack Award
Best Original Song Written for a Film
Thomas Newman (music by/lyrics by)
Mary J. Blige (music by/lyrics by/performer)
Harvey Mason Jr. (music by/lyrics by)
Damon Thomas (music by/lyrics by)
For the song "The Living Proof".

Writers Guild of America, USA 2012

Nominated
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Tate Taylor (screenplay)
Based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett

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