Remember the 2011 movie The Help? The Oscar-nominated film had splendid performances from the actors involved, who are all incredibly talented. And on Monday, actor Jessica Chastain pointed out that she and her former co-stars from the film are once again in the spotlight together — they are nonimated for Golden Globes. In a sweet Instagram post, Jessica Chastain congratulated her The Help co-stars on their Golden Globe nominations their respective work in 2016.
She posted an undated image of her with Emma Stone, Viola Davis, and Octavia Spencer together at an unspecified location and wrote in the caption: "Still buzzing from the news this morning! Thank you #HFPA for acknowledging my work in [Miss Sloane]. I'm so excited to be nominated alongside my ladies from #TheHelp." Chastain herself got a Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) nomination for her work in Miss Sloane, a political thriller which tells the story of a successful lobbyist in Washington, D.C. who joins a small firm to help out the little guy and faces all sorts of drama from powerful enemies.
But Chastain isn't directly competing with her former The Help co-stars. Stone is nominated for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy her work in the modern day musical La La Land alongside Ryan Gosling. Davis and Spencer have nods for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture — Davis for her work in Fences, a family drama set in the 1950s and Spencer for her role in Hidden Figures, the biography of three African American women NASA scientists who assisted the U.S. heavily during the "Space Race."
It's so nice to see a bunch of talented women supporting each other professionally. Chastain's picture is a reminder of the talent and skills of these awesome women. It's no wonder they keep doing amazing work in projects that are Golden Globe-worthy (and perhaps soon Oscar-worthy). Especially when you consider that Chastain, Davis, and Spencer were all nominated for Golden Globes and Oscars for their performances in The Help, and Octavia Spencer clinched the Best Supporting Actress Award for both events. These women are unstoppable.
Congratulations are in order to these impressive women for their Golden Globe nominations — and fingers crossed that these ladies all appear in the same movie again at some point soon.