February 19, 2012 Leave a Reply

EW’s Pop Watch posted an article about “The Help” into their “Best Picture Nominees” reviews.

Why The Help should win Best Picture: It was a smash at the box office, and among all of this year’s nine nominated films, it’s probably the one that most average moviegoers have seen. It’s a much-discussed question: Why shouldn’t the most commercially successful film be given the crown? Moreover, the film boasts some truly brilliant performances by three of the most remarkable actresses of the year. If The Help wins, it will largely be due to awe-inspiring turns by its heavenly leading duo, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, and a marvelous supporting turn by Jessica Chastain.

Moment most worthy of an Oscar: Davis, Spencer, and Chastain each had moments in which they proved why they could win individually, but there wasn’t a dry eye in the house when the truth about Skeeter’s maid Constantine was revealed; the exchange between Emma Stone and Allison Janney, intercut with a heartbreaking flashback showing Constantine’s painful termination from the Phelan household, was devastating to watch.

Best fashion moment: Celia Foote’s fashion faux pas at the charity benefit may not have won favor among the stiff housewives, but it certainly wasn’t painful to look at. In fact, nothing she wears in the film is painful to look at.

Read the whole article at Pop Watch

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