I wanted to write this post weeks ago but, unfortunately, technical difficulties kept me from it. By now, the 84th Annual Academy Awards are long over. It was a good night…full of Billy Crystal’s return to hosting, stars’ memories of their favorite films…and lots and lots of French people.
(Side note: congratulations to Jean Dujardin, Michael Hazanavicius, and the rest of The Artist cast and crew! You can see my thoughts on this year’s Best Picture winner here.)
But the award for the most tearful and heartfelt acceptance speech of the evening undeniably goes to Octavia Spencer, who won Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as Minny Jackson in The Help.
In honor of Octavia’s win…along with the many nominations the film received, including Best Picture…I figured it was about time I reviewed The Help.
I just finished reading “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett and I am so depressed. Not because the ending was discouraging, but because I want MORE. This is the type of novel where you truly fall in love with the characters and I wanted to spend a lot more time with Skeeter, Aibileen, and Minny. Lucky for me, there’s a movie adaptation coming out on August 10th! And, judging by the trailer, it seems like they’ve captured the fun and heart of the novel…we’ll see!