'The Help' Makes Academy Award Cut

Oscar loves Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, and Jessica Chastain.
In addition to Best Picture, 'The Help' earned three acting nominations: Viola Davis for Best Actress, and Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain for Best Supporting Acrtress. (Photo: Dan Callister / Getty)

Pardon the cheerleading, but we’re thrilled to announce that The Help, a film produced by our parent company, Participant Media, has earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.

Three of the film’s stars were also nominated: Viola Davis for Actress in a Leading Role, and Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain for Actress in a Supporting Role.

Many of our colleagues at Participant and TakePart worked incredibly hard on The Help, and we’re proud to recognize their success.

The film explores the role contemporary domestic workers, nannies and caretakers play in our society. Through its social action campaign, you can learn more about the important work of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, as well as how to support men and women who give their hours to families and households.

All winners will be announced during the eighty-fourth Academy Awards, set for February 26.

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