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Oscars 2012: Octavia Spencer breaks into a happy song

HOLLYWOOD — Perhaps taking her cue from President Obama, Supporting Actress Oscar winner celebrated her win by breaking into song backstage.

Singing to the tune of Frank Sinatra's "It was a Very Good Year," Spencer tunefully warbled: "Oscar nominee/But now I'm a winner."

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Not sure this will be a hit to match Sinatra's version, but it was nice to see Spencer so unabashedly happy.

As for tonight's celebration: Noting she has to get back to work shortly, Spencer said, "I'm going to down a quarter of a glass of champagne."

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Finally, Spencer was asked to comment on a recent Los Angeles Times report that the Motion Picture Academy's membership is predominatly white and male. She politely declined to take the bait.

"I'm not going to tell the academy what to do," she answered with a smile. "They just gave me an Oscar."

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