Octavia Spencer: 2012 Oscar Best Supporting Actress Hopeful

Posted Sunday February 26, 2012 8:30 PM GMT

Ready for what could be a career changing night, Octavia Spencer turned up for the 84th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday evening (February 26).

Held at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, the 39-year-old actress looked fabulous in Tadashi Shoji as she joined up with co-star gal pal Viola Davis on the red carpet ahead of the festive ceremony.

Miss Spencer is among those hoping to take home a little hardware - as she's in the running for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her work in "The Help".

Making for quite the star-studded affair, celebrity presenters hitting the stage include Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz.

With "Hugo" leading the pack at 11 nominations while "The Artist" sits close behind at 10 chances for Oscar glory, the 2012 Academy Awards will be hosted by Billy Crystal and will broadcast live on ABC on Sunday, February 26th beginning at 7 ET.

Enjoy the pictures of Octavia Spencer at the 84th Annual Academy Awards (February 26).

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