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not surprisingly, the help snagged several oscar nominations, including best leading actress for viola davis and best supporting actress for octavia spencer. while black women are too seldom recognized for their artistic achievements on screen, the academy award nominators have a history of awarding black women for their portrayal of very stereotypical roles. guardian contributor mychal smith eloquently lays out this argument in his latest piece why the oscars should cast out the help and welcome in pariah. read it…you won’t be disappointed.