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Octavia Spencer WEEPS while receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles

Octavia Spencer was overcome with emotion as she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California, on Thursday. 

The star, 52, dabbed away at her tears with a tissue while waiting to accept the special honor, and was joined by a number of famous friends, including her The Help co-stars Viola Davis and Allison Janney, along with her Spirited co-star Will Ferrell. 

The Academy Award winner looked incredible for the occasion, wearing an elegant black peplum dress and cheetah sandal heels.

Emotional: Octavia Spencer was overcome with emotion as she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California, on Thursday

The star accessorized her chic look with a silver bracelet and dangling silver earrings.

The Alabama-born entertainer wore her black tresses parted in the middle and cascading down in bouncy curls.

As for glam, Octavia opted for bronze eyeshadow, and a cranberry shade of lipstick. 

Shedding a tear: The Help star, 52, dabbed away at her tears with a tissue while waiting to accept the special honor

Shedding a tear: The Help star, 52, dabbed away at her tears with a tissue while waiting to accept the special honor

Proud moment: Octavia - who was the first black actress to receive Oscar nominations in back-to-back years - proudly posed with her star

Proud moment: Octavia – who was the first black actress to receive Oscar nominations in back-to-back years – proudly posed with her star

Octavia – who was the first black actress to receive Oscar nominations in back-to-back years – also had some of her Hollywood friends supporting her on the special day. 

Her The Help co-star Allison Janney, 63, was seen speaking to the crowd in a black blazer over a striped dress.

The ladies were later seen sharing a warm hug onstage. 

Elegant: The Academy Award winner looked incredible for the occasion, wearing an elegant black peplum dress and cheetah sandal heels

Lovely: The Alabama-born entertainer wore her black tresses parted in the middle and cascading down in bouncy curls

Elegant: The Academy Award winner looked incredible for the occasion, wearing an elegant black peplum dress and cheetah sandal heels

Forever: Upon finding out about her nomination she told Variety: 'How do you respond to that? To know that you will forever be a part of the mythology of this town. It was a rare moment'

Forever: Upon finding out about her nomination she told Variety: ‘How do you respond to that? To know that you will forever be a part of the mythology of this town. It was a rare moment’ 

'Huge honor': 'It’s a place where you can actually see that bygone era of stars who are no longer with it. It's just a rare and huge honor,' she added

‘Huge honor’: ‘It’s a place where you can actually see that bygone era of stars who are no longer with it. It’s just a rare and huge honor,’ she added

Her other Help co-star Viola Davis, 57, was also there to support Octavia, along with her husband Julius Tennon.

Viola looked incredible as ever in a black leather jumpsuit, black coat, and matching heels

Meanwhile Julius sported a grey blazer, trendy light wash jeans and black boots for the occasion.

Famous friends: She also had some famous friends supporting her on the special day, including former co-star Viola Davis, 57, and her husband Julius Tennon

Famous friends: She also had some famous friends supporting her on the special day, including former co-star Viola Davis, 57, and her husband Julius Tennon

Show of support: She was also joined by her other Help co-star Allison Janney, 63, as well as comedian Will Ferrell, 55

Show of support: She was also joined by her other Help co-star Allison Janney, 63, as well as comedian Will Ferrell, 55

Hollywood pals: Ferrell and Janney mingled together at the star ceremony

Hollywood pals: Ferrell and Janney mingled together at the star ceremony

Also present was actor Will Ferrell, 55, who looked dapper in a grey suit, blue shirt and a red tie. 

He was seen praising the actress who stood next to him and appeared touched by his words. 

The comedian also posed for a group snap with Allison and Octavia.   

Co-stars: Janney looked stylish in a black blazer over a striped dress and was seen speaking onstage

Co-stars: Janney looked stylish in a black blazer over a striped dress and was seen speaking onstage

Hugs: The ladies were seen sharing a warm hug onstage

Hugs: The ladies were seen sharing a warm hug onstage 

Dapper: Ferrell looked dapper in a grey suit, blue shirt and a red tie

Dapper: Ferrell looked dapper in a grey suit, blue shirt and a red tie

Spencer and Farrell co-star in Spirited, Apple TV+’s musical comedy re-telling of A Christmas Carol, which premiered on November 18. 

Aubie the Tiger – the mascot of Spencer’s alma mater, Auburn University – also made an appearance at the ceremony.

The actress’ star is the 2,742nd one since the Walk of Fame was completed in 1961.

Speech: He was seen praising the actress who stood next to him and appeared touched by his words

Speech: He was seen praising the actress who stood next to him and appeared touched by his words

New movie: Spencer and Farrell co-star in Spirited, Apple TV+'s musical comedy re-telling of A Christmas Carol, which premiered on November 18

New movie: Spencer and Farrell co-star in Spirited, Apple TV+’s musical comedy re-telling of A Christmas Carol, which premiered on November 18

Upon finding out that she would be receiving the honor, Spencer revealed she was speechless.

‘How do you respond to that? To know that you will forever be a part of the mythology of this town. It was a rare moment where I just couldn’t think of anything to say,’ she told Variety. 

‘It’s a place where you can actually see that bygone era of stars who are no longer with it. And you can actually reach out and touch their star. It can make it feel attainable to people. It’s just a rare and huge honor,’ she added.

Her school mascot: Aubie the Tiger - the mascot of Spencer's alma mater, Auburn University - also made an appearance at the ceremony

Her school mascot: Aubie the Tiger – the mascot of Spencer’s alma mater, Auburn University – also made an appearance at the ceremony

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