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Though it had a mixed response from critics, 'The Help' was nominated for Best Picture.

Jan. 27, 2012

The motion picture The Help just landed four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actress. As part of Worldview’s occasional series “Images, Movies and Race,” WBEZ’s Richard Steele talks to sociology professor Enobong Branch about the legacy of labor among black women in the United States.  She also shares her views on the film.  Enobong is the author of Opportunity Denied: Limiting Black Women to Devalued Work. And, Worldview considers the films and actors that were just nominated for the 2012 Oscars. Film contributor Milos Stehlik explains why, in his view, the only film this year to merit a Best Picture nomination was Terrence Malick's Tree of Life.