The Help
4 Nominations / 1 Win
Year 2011
Director Tate Taylor
Writer Tate Taylor
Starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain
84th Academy Awards

The Help is a 2011 comedy-drama based on the novel by the same name. It stars Emma Stone as a journalist who writes a controversial book based on research of her relationships with black maids in the early 1960s in the South, and Viola Davis as one of the maids.




Three very different, extraordinary women in Mississippi during the 1960s, who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project that breaks societal rules and puts them all at risk. From their improbable alliance a remarkable sisterhood emerges, instilling all of them with the courage to transcend the lines that define them, and the realization that sometimes those lines are made to be crossed-even if it means bringing everyone in town face-to-face with the changing times. Deeply moving, filled with poignancy, humor and hope, "The Help" is a timeless and universal story about the ability to create change.