List of accolades received by The Help (film)

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List of awards won by The Help
Viola Davis (left) and Octavia Spencer (right) received acclaim for their performances.
Total number of wins and nominations
Totals 41 102
References

The Help is a 2011 American drama directed by Tate Taylor. Featuring an ensemble cast, the film is about a young white woman, Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan (Emma Stone), and her relationship with two black maids, Aibileen Clark (Viola Davis) and Minny Jackson (Octavia Spencer) during Civil Rights era in 1960s America. The filma is an adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's 2009 novel of the same name. The Help was produced by DreamWorks Studios and distributed by Disney's Touchstone Pictures label.


Awards and nominations[edit]

The film was nominated for over 102 awards and won 41 of those awards.

Award Date Category Recipients and nominees Result
84th Academy Awards[1] February 26, 2012 Best Picture Nominated
Best Actress Viola Davis Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Octavia Spencer Won
Jessica Chastain Nominated
African American Film Critics Association Awards[2] December 12, 2011 Best Picture Nominated
Best Actress Viola Davis Won
Best Supporting Actress Octavia Spencer Won
American Film Institute[3] Movies of the Year (1 of 10 listed) Won
Art Directors Guild[4] February 4, 2012 Period Film Mark Ricker (Production Designer) Nominated
BET Awards July 1, 2012 Best Movie Won
Best Actress Viola Davis Won
Black Film Critics Circle[5] December 20, 2011 Best Picture Won
Best Actress Viola Davis Won
Best Supporting Actress Octavia Spencer Won
Best Adapted Screenplay Tate Taylor Won
Best Ensemble Won
65th British Academy Film Awards February 12, 2012 Best Film Brunson Green, Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan Nominated
Best Actress Viola Davis Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Jessica Chastain Nominated
Octavia Spencer Won
Best Adapted Screenplay Tate Taylor Nominated
BMI Film & TV Awards[6] May 17, 2012 Film Music Award Thomas Newman Won
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards[7] January 12, 2012 Best Picture Nominated
Best Actress Viola Davis Won
Best Supporting Actress Jessica Chastain Nominated
Octavia Spencer Won
Best Acting Ensemble Won
Best Adapted Screenplay Tate Taylor Nominated
Best Costume Design Sharen Davis Nominated
Best Song "The Living Proof" Nominated
Chicago Film Critics Association[8] December 19, 2011 Best Supporting Actress Octavia Spencer Nominated
Most Promising Filmmaker Tate Taylor Nominated
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association[9] December 16, 2011 Best Supporting Actress Octavia Spencer Nominated
Detroit Film Critics Society Awards[10] December 11, 2011 Best Actress Viola Davis Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Octavia Spencer Nominated
Best Ensemble Nominated
Breakthrough Performance Jessica Chastain (also for Take Shelter and The Tree of Life) Won
Golden Globe Awards[11] January 15, 2012 Best Motion Picture – Drama Nominated
Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama Viola Davis Nominated
Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Jessica Chastain Nominated
Octavia Spencer Won
Best Original Song "The Living Proof" (Thomas Newman, Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason, Jr. and Damon Thomas) Nominated
Hollywood Film Festival[12] Ensemble of the Year Won
Hollywood Breakthrough Award Jessica Chastain Won
Houston Film Critics Society Awards[13] December 13, 2011 Best Picture Nominated
Best Actress Viola Davis Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Jessica Chastain Nominated
Octavia Spencer Nominated
Best Song "The Living Proof" Nominated
Indiana Film Critics Association Awards[14] December 13, 2011 Best Supporting Actress Viola Davis Won
Las Vegas Film Critics Society December 13, 2011 Best Supporting Actress Octavia Spencer Nominated
Best Best Song "The Living Proof" Nominated
Best Best Costume Design Nominated
London Film Critics Circle[15] January 19, 2012 Best Supporting Actress Jessica Chastain Nominated
Octavia Spencer Nominated
Los Angeles Film Critics Association December 11, 2011 Best Supporting Actress Jessica Chastain (also for Coriolanus, The Debt, Take Shelter, Texas Killing Fields, and The Tree of Life) Won
MTV Movie Awards[16] June 3, 2012 Movie of the Year Nominated
Best Gut-Wrenching Performance Bryce Dallas Howard Nominated
Best Cast Nominated
Best On-Screen Dirt Bag Bryce Dallas Howard Nominated
National Board of Review of Motion Pictures[17] December 1, 2011 Best Ensemble Cast Won
New York Film Critics Circle Awards November 29, 2011 Best Supporting Actress Jessica Chastain (also for Take Shelter and The Tree of Life) Won
New York Film Critics Online December 11, 2011 Breakthrough Performance Jessica Chastain (also for The Tree of Life, The Debt, Take Shelter, Texas Killing Fields, and Coriolanus) Won
Palm Springs International Film Festival[18] January 7, 2012 Breakthrough Performance Award Octavia Spencer Won
People's Choice Awards[19] January 11, 2012 Favorite Movie Actress Emma Stone Won
Favorite Movie Nominated
Favorite Drama Movie Nominated
Favorite Book Adaptation Nominated
Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards[20][21] December 27, 2011 Best Picture Nominated
Best Actress in a Leading Role Viola Davis Nominated
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Bryce Dallas Howard Nominated
Jessica Chastain Nominated
Octavia Spencer Nominated
Best Screenplay Adaptation Won
Best Original Song "The Living Proof" Nominated
Breakthrough Performance Behind the Camera Tate Taylor Nominated
Producers Guild of America Award[22] January 21, 2012 Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures Michael Barnathan, Chris Columbus, Brunson Green Nominated
San Diego Film Critics Society Awards[23] December 14, 2011 Best Actress Viola Davis Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Jessica Chastain Nominated
Best Ensemble Performance Nominated
Satellite Awards December 18, 2011 Best Ensemble Won
Best Motion Picture Nominated
Best Actress in a Motion Picture Viola Davis Won
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Octavia Spencer Nominated
Best Director Tate Taylor Nominated
Best Adapted Screenplay Tate Taylor Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards January 29, 2012 Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Won
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Viola Davis Won
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role Octavia Spencer Won
Jessica Chastain Nominated
Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards[24] Top Ten Films Won
Best Ensemble Won
The Gene Wyatt Award Won
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Awards December 19, 2011 Best Actress Viola Davis Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Octavia Spencer Nominated
Best Adapted Screenplay Nominated
Teen Choice Awards[25][26] July 22, 2012 Choice Movie: Drama Nominated
Choice Movie Actress: Drama Viola Davis Nominated
Choice Movie Actress: Drama Emma Stone Won
Vancouver Film Critics Circle[27] January 9, 2012 Best Supporting Actress Jessica Chastain (also for Take Shelter and The Tree of Life) Won
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards December 5, 2011 Best Actress Viola Davis Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Octavia Spencer Won
Best Adapted Screenplay Tate Taylor Nominated
Best Cast Nominated
Women Film Critics Circle[28] December 19, 2011 Best Movie about Women Won
Best Actress Viola Davis Won
Jessica Chastain (also for The Debt) Nominated
Best Ensemble Won
Josephine Baker Award Won
Writers Guild of America Awards[29] February 19, 2012 Adapted Screenplay Nominated

References[edit]

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