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Octavia Spencer says ‘War Eagle’ on Oscar red carpet

Well, that didn’t take long.

Auburn fans crossing their fingers for a “War Eagle” from Auburn alumna Octavia Spencer at tonight’s Academy Awards ceremony had their wish come true early.

The spirit-filled shout-out was actually in response to host Robin Roberts’ own “War Eagle” in a segment with Spencer on the red carpet during the Oscars pre-show.

More like orange and blue carpet, yo.

Here’s a slightly extended, if slightly distant, version. (Can’t see it? Try here.)

Spencer, who graduated from Auburn in 1994, was nominated for “Best Actress in a Supporting Role” for her critically acclaimed performance as a maid in Civil Rights-era Mississippi in the 2011 film “The Help.” She’s going up against Melissa McCarthy (“Bridesmaids”—Gilmore Girls represent), Janet McTeerand (“Albert Nobs”), Berenice Bejo (“The Artist”) and her co-star in “The Help,” Jessica Chastain.

Hopefully we’ll hear an echo win she takes home the gold.

Spencer also briefly talked Auburn with date and fellow Auburn grad Josh Hopkins at the SAG Awards.

UPDATE: And she won — watch her acceptance speech here.

Via Eric Craig, h/t @SassySouthBlog, @WarDamnBryce, @radiofreeblake

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