More ‘Help’ at the Oscars? 6 actresses from the 2011 hit are in the running

More ‘Help’ at the Oscars? 6 actresses from the 2011 hit are in the running
The Oscars could use some help — from the stars of “The Help.” Since the drama was released in 2011, four actresses have won Oscars, including one for “The Help” itself, and this year, six of them have eligible contenders: Jessica Chastain (“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”), Viola Davis (“The Unforgivable”), Aunjanue Ellis (“King Richard”), Octavia Spencer (“Encounter”), Mary Steenburgen (“Nightmare Alley”) and Emma Stone (“Cruella”). Will any of them continue “The Help’s” golden run?

The four women who’ve taken home Oscars since “The Help’s” release are Spencer, Davis, Stone and Allison Janney. Spencer, of course, kicked things off by winning Best Supporting Actress for “The Help,” defeating Chastain, while Davis lost Best Actress to Meryl Streep (“The Iron Lady”). Five years later, Davis won Best Supporting Actress for “Fences,” the same year Stone nabbed Best Actress for “La La Land.” The following year, Janney was crowned Best Supporting Actress for “I, Tonya.
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