SocietEye: Octavia Spencer Receives Taormina Arte Award for Apple TV+ Series

Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning actor and executive producer Octavia Spencer receives the Taormina Arte Award at the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily, on July 5, 2019.Apple

Octavia Spencer received the prestigious award for her work on Truth Be Told, in Sicily over the weekend.

The Apple TV+ series Truth Be Told, which explores the United States’ obsession with true crime, became the first-ever television series to be celebrated during the 2019 Taormina Film Festival in Sicily, over the weekend. In addition, its star and executive producer Octavia Spencer was honored with the prestigious Taormina Arte Award. Nichelle Tramble Spellman, who wrote and also executive produced Truth Be Told, also attended the ceremony and presented the series at the festival. Truth Be Told is based on the novel Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber.

Truth Be Told creator, writer, and executive producer Nichelle Tramble Spellman and Octavia Spencer at the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily, on July 5, 2019.Apple

Taormina Film Festival Artistic Director Silvia Bizio, acclaimed Italian Film Director Paolo Genovese, Octavia Spencer, ceremony host Carolina di Domenico, and Co-Artistic Director Gianvito Casadonte at the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily, on July 5, 2019.Apple

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