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"The Help" continued its awards season run by taking three prizes at the NAACP Image Awards, including the best picture award, best actress for Viola Davis and supporting actress for Octavia Spencer.
Davis and Spencer have collected armloads of accolades for their work in the film about black maids who speak out against their white employers during the civil rights movement. Both are up for Academy Awards next week.
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Davis said the film has "just been the joy of my life."
"I found my voice," she continued. "I just emerged
through 'The Help."'