Over the last ten years, Allison Janney, Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, and Jessica Chastain have all been awarded an Oscar for their performances in “The Help.” Since it came out in 2011, the movie has witnessed five of its female cast members receive Oscars, with Jessica Chastain’s recent win for Best Actress in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” on Sunday. The Oscars still rely on the actresses from “The Help” to some extent.
“I am grateful to Tate Taylor,” Chastain expressed backstage on Sunday when questioned about the successful streak of “The Help” actors. “His respect and admiration for actresses truly shine through in his portrayal of that role. As for me, I fought alongside him and her, appreciating her voice and appearance.
WATCH Jessica Chastain’s speech after winning the Best Actress Oscar.
At the mini reunion ceremony, even “The Shape of Water” got a triumph with Best Supporting Actress for Spencer in the following year, joining Janney for her very successful performance in “I, Tonya.” Spencer, who was nominated for “Hidden Figures,” beat Davis and Stone, who won their lead and supporting roles in “La La Land” and “Fences” respectively at the same year’s Oscars. Although Davis and Chastain were also nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Spencer prevailed, only losing to Meryl Streep for Best Actress in “Iron Lady.”
#TheHelp ladies doing it!!! #Oscars pic.twitter.com/nweSlKwwS3
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) March 5, 2018
On Sunday, “The Help” had the opportunity to add two more Oscar-winning actresses to its list of post-release winners, as Aunjanue Ellis was also nominated for her excellent performance in “King Richard.” However, she did not win, losing the award to Ariana DeBose from “West Side Story.”
All females, in addition, nine celebrities of “The Help” have garnered Oscar nominations this year, including a first-time candidate Ellis. In 2018, the deceased Cicely Tyson, who was nominated for Best Actress for 1972’s “Sounder” and received an honorary Oscar, was also part of the cast. Mary Steenburgen and Sissy Spacek, the sole members of the ensemble cast who were Oscar victors at the time of the movie’s release, were crowned in the same year. The former secured Best Supporting Actress for 1980’s “Melvin and Howard,” while the latter obtained Best Actress accolades for “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” In total, seven celebrities of “The Help” have now triumphed at the Oscars.
So now the question is: Which actress from “The Help” will emerge victorious next?