Three-time Academy Award-nominated actor Octavia Spencer went to her verified Instagram account the other day in order to express her happiness regarding having been recognized by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
As fans might know, on March 26, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People honored outstanding performances in music, film, literature, and television within NAACP Image Awards. Netflix fan-favorite series ‘Self Made’ made history that night.
Spencer, who portrayed ‘Madam C. J. Walker‘ in the series, received Actress in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special while Blair Underwood earned Actor in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special for his performance in the same series. What’s more, ‘Self Made’ got TV Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Award.
After the series, based on the biography of A’Lelia Bundles, dominated the NAACP Image Awards for TV, Spencer took to her verified Instagram account and released the following statement to celebrate the news:
“Deeply humbled and honored that the @naacpimageawards recognized not only my work but @blairunderwood_official and the production of #SelfMade with wins.”
By referring to her character, the first female self-made millionaire in America, the Academy Award-winning actor wrote:
“Madame Walker was a visionary whose story and legacy paved the way for future generations. I’m truly grateful. Congratulations to all nominees and winners!”
Following Spencer’s post, her industry friends including Tina Knowles and Viola Davis took to the comments section to send their congratulatory messages. Here is the post.