Viola Davis Found Her Husband as an Answer to a Prayer

Viola Davis’s husband is a pretty special guy. In fact, says the actress, he was heaven sent.

The Oscar nominee for The Help tells October’s Essence, on newsstands Friday, that she prayed for a certain type of man to come into her life – and then he did.

Octavia Spencer, Christopher Plummer Win Supporting Actor Oscars

Oscars 2012: Which Should Win Best Picture of the Year?

Make no mistake: Oscar loves the movies.

Of the nine films in contention to be named Best Picture, the two with the most overall nominations – Hugo, with 11, and The Artist, with 10 – focus on the art form in its infancy and each is a Valentine to the medium – but will one of them snag Oscar’s heart?

Octavia Spencer Plans Post-Oscars Gift to Herself: a Boob Lift

She’s earned it!

Asked by Parade if she’s planning a splurge gift to herself in the wake of her success in The Help, Oscar front-runner Octavia Spencer says she does have a little present in mind.

“I am going to get my boobs lifted,” she says. “That’s going to be my first gift. I’m going to do that. I figured going into my 40s I want my boobs where they were when I was 17.”

Octavia Spencer Dons Triple Spanx for Red Carpet

Oscar nominee Octavia Spencer says she’s often found it hard to breathe on the red carpet of awards shows this season, and it’s not just because she’s racking up the accolades for her supporting role in The Help.

Spencer, 41, says she’s taken to reinforcing her red carpet attire with Spanx – and doesn’t always stop at one pair.

Jessica Chastain Reveals Her 'Embarrassing' Encounter with Meryl Streep

Jessica Chastain has a fan base of her own, and it’s only growing with her recent Oscar nod.

But her rising star aside, The Help actress – and first-time nominee for her supporting role in the period drama – says she still gets star-struck.

SAG Awards Honors The Help

“Dream big, dream fierce.” The real-life ladies of The Help would have agreed with Viola Davis, it’s worth it.

Accepting the trophy for female actor in a leading role for the period drama, Davis told the audience gathered at L.A.’s Shrine Exposition Center for Sunday night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards: “What is there [in life] but a dream. You can’t trade in your dream for another dream. I am so proud to be an actor.”

Viola Davis, Shailene Woodley Join List of SAG Presenters

And the list keeps growing.

Viola Davis, a double nominee this year for The Help, joins the list of presenters at Sunday’s 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. The actress will be joined by fellow two-time nominees Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), The Artist’s Berenice Bejo and Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, who will also present awards, the show’s executive producer announced.

Octavia Spencer Can't Wait to Show Off Cleavage in Oscar Dress

Octavia Spencer woke up to some delightful news: The breakout star of The Help is up for Best Supporting Actress at this year’s Academy Awards, it was announced early Tuesday.

Viola Davis: Why I Stayed at George Clooney's Villa

It’s a fantasy of countless women: Waking up in George Clooney’s Italian villa on Lake Como.

But for The Help star Viola Davis, that dream was a reality. Only minus George, that is.

“I begged him to let me stay at his villa in Lake Como for my honeymoon,” Davis, 46 – who married Julius Tennon in 2003 – tells Entertainment Weekly of her good friend and likely fellow Oscar contender.