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Critic's Choice Awards 2012: Viola Davis' Touching Acceptance Speech

The 2012 Critic’s Choice Movie Awards premiered last night with a sneak peak of what the Oscars may have in store as Hollywood heavy hitter George Clooney took home an award for his movie ‘The Descendants’ and Viola Davis nabbed a statue for her role in ‘The Help’.

Most Critics Choice award winners have traditionally gone on to nab Oscars for their respective roles, so if history holds true, Clooney and Davis may be in for an additional Oscar surprise.

After winning her best actress nomination for her character Aibileen in The Help, Davis added this to her emotional acceptance speech despite the movies occasional negative criticism regarding the roles or black servants in the segregated south;

“I am absolutely so humbled. I wanted to be somebody. I wanted to dream big and make a mark somehow, and that’s something absolutely that Aibileen was not afforded. I considered it my honor to pay homage to these women at this time period who were not allowed to dream.”

Viola and her co-star Octavia Spencer had duel wins for The Help, as Octavia also took home a best supporting actress award.

George Clooney who was joined by his girlfriend Stacy Keibler reminded the audience that great things can come from humble beginnings as he recounted the past of his family’s descendants.

“If you’re not proud of what you’re doing, then do it better or do something else because you didn’t have to be a sharecropper,” Clooney stated as he recalled a conversation with his father regarding his sharecropping grandfather.

Last nights awards were certainly an exciting event; and if they are any sign of what the Oscars have in store, we’re sure it will also be a night to remember as well.

Congratulations to George Clooney, Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis and all the other actors and actress who took home nods.   See you at the Oscars.


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