Octavia Spencer recently spoke out about how shocked and humbled she is by her Oscar nomination for best supporting actress in the film The Help. Entertainment Weekly reports that the actress felt that it was bittersweet that The Help’s Tate Taylor was not nominated for best screenplay or director. Spencer speaks about how she plans celebrate the movie’s impact on the lives of many regardless if she wins the Oscar or not:

Sure, Octavia Spencer picked up the Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in The Help, but that doesn’t mean the actress expected an Oscar nomination this morning. “I never ever ever had any presumptions about what this day would hold,” Spencer tells EW. “People were saying, ‘Oh you’re a shoo-in!’ And then we were down to that last [nomination] box… [Laughs] Thank GOD I hadn’t deluded myself.”

While Spencer is thrilled about her nomination for Best Supporting Actress, she still has a bone to pick with the Academy. Good friend and The Help director Tate Taylor was snubbed, despite the film’s nod for Best Picture. “It’s a bittersweet morning,” she says. “I would have loved to have Tate Taylor nominated as writer or director but… it’s bittersweet.”

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