"Ms. Spencer's win is a profound victory for a talented artist and for domestic workers everywhere," NDWA co-founder and executive director Ai-jen Poo said in a statement. "We thank her for lifting up the stories of domestic workers and then dignity of the work. But the biggest win happened before the event tonight started. A movie with a powerful message and a cast of strong women characters... When women's voices and stories are heard, anything is possible."
Spencer took home the Oscar for her portrayal of domestic worker Minny Jackson in "The Help."