Viola Davis & Octavia Spencer Pair Up at the 2012 BAFTAs

Posted Sunday February 12, 2012 4:12 PM GMT

Making her very first appearance at the overseas event, Viola Davis turned up for the 2012 Orange British Academy Film Awards in London, England on Sunday (February 12).

Held at The Royal Opera House, the 46-year-old American actress joined alongside gal pal Octavia Spencer in the arrivals area as the duo readied for the much-awaited BAFTA festivities.

Among the award hopefuls, Miss Davis will be competing against Berenice Bejo, Meryl Streep, Tilda Swinton and Michelle Williams for Best Leading Actress honors for her work in the movie "The Help".

Meanwhile, this year's ceremony sees Stephen Fry as host while John Hurt is to receive the BAFTA Award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema.

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