Shimmering white gowns and dangerously cut black dresses ruled on the red carpet at the 2012 Academy Awards red carpet at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. See which stars completed "Extra's" Oscar checklist before they got ready!
Oscar-nominated actresses from "The Help" -- Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer -- spoke with "Extra" on the red carpet at the 2012 Academy Awards on Sunday. Spencer won her first Oscar for her role as the sassy Minny Jackson.
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The 5th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon celebrated African-American trailblazers of the big and small screen. This year's honorees included Pam Grier, Paula Patton, Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington and Oscar nominee Octavia Spencer.
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For more on the event, go to Essence.com.
The 2012 Academy Awards are almost here and "Extra" takes a closer look at this year's Best Supporting Actresses: Berenice Bejo, Jessica Chastain, Melissa McCarthy, Janet McTeer and Octavia Spencer.
Find out which lovely actresses won the L'Oreal Paris Style Awards for "Best Trend," "Best Tressed" and "Best Dressed" at the 2012 SAG Awards!
"Extra's" Jerry Penacoli laughed it up with the whole cast of "The Help" after their win for Best Film Ensemble at the 2012 SAG Awards, where he received a big smooch from Allison Janney - and caught Female Actor in Leading Role Award winner Viola Davis do her victory dance.
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"The Help" star Octavia Spencer, who won the SAG award for Best Supporting Actress, talked with "Extra's" Maria Menounos about coming to the 2012 SAG Awards with her good friend, "Cougar Town" actor Josh Hopkins.
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