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Octavia Spencer wins Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, watch her acceptance speech

Auburn took home its first Oscar (at least by a graduate) tonight thanks to Octavia Spencer.

Spencer, 39, won the Academy Award for “Best Supporting Actress” for her critically acclaimed performance as a maid in Civil Rights-era Mississippi in the 2011 film “The Help.”

The 1994 Auburn graduate pretty much went Cam Newton on the entire movie award season. She won Golden Globe (watch her acceptance speech here) and Screen Actor’s Guild awards earlier this year.

Earlier in the evening, Spencer shared a “War Eagle” with Good Morning America—and Oscar Red Carpet  Show—host Robin Roberts. Afterward, Spencer was too emotional to deliver more Than You’s backstage.

But later she but did manage to  tweet: “Thanks AU, thanks Montgomery, thanks home state…..thanks family!”

h/t @AUChizad.

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