Octavia Spencer wins best supporting actress honors at Golden Globes

The Golden Globe for best supporting actress in a film went to Octavia Spencer who played a maid in the Civil Rights era movie “The Help.”

Spencer quoted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in her acceptance: “All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance.”

Although the “Help” characters are fictional “they represent scores of real people,” she said.

“The narrative itself is part of our fabric,” Spencer said backstage. “It’s important to keep the younger generation abreast of how far we’ve come, because this is really foreign to them.”

The Globes are the unofficial launch of Hollywood’s movie award season, which culminates six weeks later with the Academy Awards.