The Help, the film adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s bestselling novel about black maids in Mississippi in the 1960s, received five Golden Globe nominations Thursday.
In addition to the best drama nomination, Viola Davis received a nomination for best actress in a drama. While Jessica Chastain and Octavia Davis were both received best supporting actress in a motion picture nods.
The nominations are among the first major honors on the long road to the Feb. 26 Academy Awards. The SAG list of contenders and Golden Globe nominees that will be announced Thursday help sort out favorites from also-rans for Oscar voters, whose nominations come out Jan. 24.