02/27/2012 01:29 am ET | Updated Feb 27, 2012

Octavia Spencer Wins Best Supporting Actress At Oscars 2012, Inspires Adoration On Twitter

When a teary Octavia Spencer stepped up to the microphone to accept the award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, it was hard not to get swept up in the emotion. The "Help" actress, who won the Golden Globe for her performance, had been favored to win the Oscar, but that didn't make the moment any less exciting. "I'm freaking out," she admitted from the stage, as she thanked her families, the state of Alabama, her castmates and others in her life. Her win earned her not only a standing ovation but also an enthusiastic response from Twitter.

SLIDESHOW: Twitter Reactions To Octavia Spencer's Win