USMagazine, Sunday, February 26, 2012, 6:42pm (PST)
Everyone in Hollywood loves Octavia Spencer.
The Help star won Best Supporting Actress at the 84th Annual Academy Awards Sunday, beating out costar Jessica Chastain, Bridesmaids' Melissa McCarthy, Albert Nobbs' Janet McTeer and The Artist's Berenice Bejo.
When presenter Christian Bale announced Spencer, 41, as the winner, her Help costars Viola Davis, 46, and Chastain, 30, showered her with kisses. Spencer was then escorted onstage by her date.
Before the actress could speak, audience members rose to their feet to honor Spencer with a standing ovation. As the camera panned to A-listers including Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Kristen Wiig, George Clooney and Stacy Keibler, Spencer fought back tears.
As the prompter reminded Spencer to keep her speech short, she began rapidly apologizing. "I'm wrapping up. I'm sorry! I'm freaking out! Thank you, world. Thank you to WME and Viewpoint L.A. I'm so sorry, you guys. Thank you!"