Golden Globes 2012: 'The Help' cast enjoys the evening together
"The Help" table inside the ballroom at the Beverly Hilton was shaping up as a friendly affair. Jessica Chastain was flipping out: It's her first Golden Globes, she's nominated, and Elton John just walked by.
She's up against her friend Octavia Spencer for supporting actress in a film, but there is no friendly competition: "Octavia is going to win," Chastain announces.
Producer Chris Columbus arrives at that moment, and while director Tate Taylor and star Viola Davis take their seats he says, "If we win best picture, you all have to come up there with me. I'm not going alone. Octavia already told me she'd rush the stage."
When it comes to taking the stage as a winner, lead actress in a drama nominee Viola Davis has delivered some of the most heartfelt acceptance speeches. "I just have a lot to say after 23 years of being in this business, and 46 years of life," she'd said on the red carpet, flanked by her husband, Julius Tennon.
As for her bond with "The Help" cast members, David said she's become especially close with Spencer. "Octavia and I talk three times a day," she said, proceeding to imitate one of their conversations.
"It's like, 'Hey girl, what ya doin?' 'Oh nothin', what ya doin?' 'Eating pizza, what are you eating?' 'Oh, I don't know, maybe some black eyed peas?' 'All right then, talk to you later.'"
— Jessica Gelt and Amy Kaufman
Photo: Octavia Spencer of "The Help" at the Golden Globes. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times