Hidden Figures Not So Hidden

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What does a Mathematician, an engineer, and informal supervisor have in common? These are three people who helped put men into space, and they are Katherine Goble, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughn.

Watching their TV documentaries over a month ago is so much better than watching the movie, you see movies inspire us to watch great characters such as these three extraordinary ladies telling their stories of how they suffer from being noticed in this male dominated world of being smart. Black people are smart too, and their gender too.

But back in 1957 and the 1960’s, black people were segregated among the white people, and not being respected of their talent and skills they have. They have great minds too.

When I watch Hidden Figures the movie, these three incredible women broke the barrier and sacrifice themselves that black people are smarter and able to help us in any particular way to get into space. They are not spies, they want to help us.

Hidden Figures is nominated for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress for Octavia Spencer.

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Octavia Spencer deserved to win an Oscar for her role in the movie.  If she wins, it will be her second time since “The Help” (2011).  She also won the Golden Globes in 2012 for her performance “The Help”.

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Taraji Penda Henson actress, author, and singer. She studied acting at Howard University and began her Hollywood career in guest-roles on several television shows before making her breakthrough in Baby Boy (2001). In 2005, she starred in Hustle & Flow and played Queenie in David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), for which she received an Academy Award nomination. In 2010, she appeared in the comedy Date Night and co-starred in the remake of The Karate Kid. In 2012, Henson was in the large ensemble cast film Think Like a Man and reprised her role in its sequel.

Henson has also had an extensive career in television, having been a regular cast member on series such as The Division, Boston Legal, and Eli Stone. From 2011 to 2013, she co-starred as Detective Jocelyn Carter in the CBS drama Person of Interest for which she won a NAACP Image Award. As of 2015, she stars as Cookie Lyon on the Fox drama series Empire, for which she became the first African-American woman to win a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series. She also won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for two Emmy Awards.

In 2016, Time named Henson one of the 100 most influential people in the world on the annual Time 100 list. Henson also released a New York Times best-selling autobiography titled Around the Way Girl.

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Janelle Monáe, is a singer, model, and actress. In 2016, she had major roles in two feature films, Hidden Figures, and Moonlight, for which she received widespread praise. Both films received Academy Award nominations for Best Picture.

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The Emmy Awards 2014

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Am I watching a repeat of the Emmys from last year?  Jim Parson won best actor in a comedy series for the fourth time in a row in the last five years. He’s funny. Can’t wait for the series to start again soon. He just cracks me up with his deadpan humor. Forget about the money and a raise. Just make my mom laugh. 

Modern Family won for best comedy, tying Frasier category record and Ty Burrell, won for best supporting actor in a comedy series. I love this show. Sofia Vergara beautiful in white dress, a four-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee, was put on a pedestal as a trophy.  She got dizzy. She’s beautiful and a great business person. 

Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her third consecutive lead actress in a comedy series Emmy. On a very surprised, Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad shared a mock passionate kiss after pretending not to remember his guest spot on “Seinfeld”. The episode was called “The Jimmy” if you see this episode name DVR it and watch it later.

Bryan Cranston. Anna Gun, and Aaron Paul both previous winners won again for their supporting roles on “Breaking Bad.”  

Amazing Race won again for Outstanding Reality Competition Program for the 10th time.  

Jessica Lange won for Outstanding Lead actress in a Mini-Series and Kathy Bates Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries for “America Horror Story.” Great show to watch.

Sarah Sliverman beat out Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special for “We Are Miracles.”

For Outstanding variety series, the Colbert Report beat out Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show while Jimmy Fallon got an Emmy for hosting Saturday Night Live.   

Here are the other winners

Outstanding Drama Series

“Breaking Bad” (AMC) (*WINNER)

Outstanding Comedy Series

“Modern Family” (ABC) (*WINNER)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” (*WINNER)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife” (*WINNER)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory” (*WINNER)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” (*WINNER)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad” (*WINNER)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad” (*WINNER)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Allison Janney, “Mom” (*WINNER)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Ty Burrell, “Modern Family” (*WINNER)

Outstanding Miniseries

“Fargo” (FX) (*WINNER)

Outstanding Television Movie

“The Normal Heart” (HBO) (*WINNER)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: His Last Vow” (*WINNER)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven” (*WINNER)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Martin Freeman, “Sherlock: His Last Vow” (*WINNER)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Coven” (*WINNER)

Outstanding Variety Series

“The Colbert Report” (Comedy Central) (*WINNER)

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

“The Amazing Race” (CBS) (*WINNER)

Outstanding Structured Reality Program

“Shark Tank” (ABC) (*WINNER)

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program

“Deadliest Catch” (Discovery) (*WINNER)

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program

Jane Lynch, “Hollywood Game Night” (*WINNER)

Outstanding Variety Special

“AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute To Mel Brooks” (TNT) (*WINNER)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Joe Morton, “Scandal” (*WINNER)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series”

Allison Janney, “Masters of Sex” (*WINNER)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series”

Jimmy Fallon, “Saturday Night Live” (*WINNER)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Uzo Aduba, “Orange is the New Black” (*WINNER)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

“Breaking Bad” — “Ozymandias” (Moira Walley-Beckett) (*WINNER)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

“Louie” — “So Did The Fat Lady” (Louis C.K.) (*WINNER)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

“True Detective” — “Who Goes There” (Cary Joji Fukunaga) (*WINNER)

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

“Modern Family” — “Vegas” (Gail Mancuso) (*WINNER)

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series

“The Colbert Report” (*WINNER)

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special

“Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles” (*WINNER)

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special

“Sherlock: His Last Vow” (Steven Moffat) (*WINNER)

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series

“Saturday Night Live” — Jimmy Fallon (Don Roy King) (*WINNER)

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special

67th Annual Tony Awards (Glenn Weiss) (*WINNER)

Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special

“Fargo” — “Buridan’s Ass” (Colin Bucksey) (*WINNER)

Outstanding Special Class Program

67th Annual Tony Awards (CBS) (*WINNER)

Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis: President Barack Obama (Funny or Die) (*WINNER)

Mad Men and Modern Family wins Emmy Gold.

The Emmys in cased you missed it or probably watched the show went good tonight on NBC. Jimmy Fallon, the host for the evening, did a terrific job as a hosting.

Fallon kicked off the night with a “Glee”-ful opening number, and he delivered on his pre-show promise that the awards would celebrate all of the past year in television, not just the nominated shows. There were well-produced montages for all the genres the Emmys honor (comedy, drama, reality, variety and miniseries and movies), and Fallon’s musical tribute to some of the long-running shows that ended this year was fantastic — we collectively nearly fell off our chairs when he poured one out for “Law & Order” in his Boyz II Men getup.

I like the way, Jimmy Fallon was playing the guitar in the middle of the isle  between the audience and doing duets with the celebrities.

There were some new winners at the Emmy such as Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie” for Lead Actress in a Comedy. She beat out the Lea Michele from “Glee” I thought she deserved the award. She’s funny and she can sing. Tina Fey, “30 Rock” always funny and she writes for the show.

And Jim Parson of “The Big Bang Theory” on CBS, this guy is hilarious to watch. He can delivered dead pan one liners jokes on this show real good and he makes me laugh. So wonder, he deserved an Emmy for his performance.

The top contenders in Best Drama series was “Madman” on AMC, is anyone this show on a Sunday night most of my Sunday nights I watch “Trueblood” on HBO.  I love vampires. It was nominated, probably it was too gory to win an Emmy. Years ago, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” won for best make-up effects and Trueblood gets nothing?

The other contender in the best comedy was “Modern Family” on ABC, it is quite funny to watch. It’s hilarious to watch on ABC on Wednesday night.

 

 

 

Winners for the night are:

Drama Series:
“Breaking Bad”
“Dexter”
“The Good Wife”
“Lost”
“Mad Men”
“True Blood”

Best Comedy Series:
“30 Rock”
“Curb Your Enthusiasm”
“Glee”
“Modern Family”
“Nurse Jackie”
“The Office”

Lead Actress in a Comedy:
Lea Michele, “Glee”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “The New Adventures of Old Christine”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Toni Collette, “The United States of Tara”

Lead Actor in a Comedy:
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Matthew Morrison, “Glee”
Tony Shalhoub, “Monk”
Steve Carell, “The Office”
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”

Lead Actor in a Drama:
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”
Kyle Chandler, “Friday Night Lights”
Hugh Laurie, “House”
Matthew Fox, “Lost”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”

Lead Actress in a Drama:
Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer”
Glenn Close, “Damages”
Connie Britton, “Friday Night Lights”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Mariska Hargitay, “Law & Order: SVU”
January Jones, “Mad Men”

Supporting Actor in a Comedy:
Chris Colfer, “Glee”
Neil Patrick Harris, “How I Met Your Mother”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Jon Cryer, “Two and a Half Men”

Supporting Actress in a Comedy:
Jane Lynch, “Glee”
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
Sofia Vergara, ‘Modern Family”
Kristen Wiig, “Saturday Night Live”
Jane Krakowski, “30 Rock”
Holland Taylor, “Two and a Half Men

Supporting Actor in a Drama:
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”
Martin Short, “Damages”
Terry O’Quinn, “Lost”
Michael Emerson, “Lost”
John Slattery, “Mad Men”
Andre Braugher, “Men of a Certain Age”

Supporting Actress in a Drama:
Sharon Gless, “Burn Notice”
Rose Byrne, “Damages”
Archie Panjabi, “The Good Wife”
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”
Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”

Reality Competition Series:
“The Amazing Race”
“American Idol”
“Dancing With the Stars”
“Project Runway”
“Top Chef”

Variety, Music or Comedy Series:
“The Colbert Report”
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”
“Real Time with Bill Maher”
“Saturday Night Live”
“The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien”

Miniseries:
“The Pacific”
“Return to Cranford (Masterpiece)”

Made for Television Movie:
“Endgame (Masterpiece)”
“Georgia O’Keeffe”
“Moonshot”
“The Special Relationship”
“Temple Grandin”
“You Don’t Know Jack”

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie:
Jeff Bridges, “A Dog Year”
Ian McKellen, “The Prisoner”
Michael Sheen, “The Special Relationship”
Dennis Quaid, “The Special Relationship”
Al Pacino, “You Don’t Know Jack”

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie:
Maggie Smith, “Capturing Mary”
Joan Allen, “Georgia O’Keeffe”
Dame Judi Dench, “Return to Cranford”
Hope Davis, “The Special Relationship”
Claire Danes, “Temple Grandin”

Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie:
Michael Gambon, “Emma (Masterpiece)”
Patrick Stewart, “Hamlet”
Jonathan Pryce, “Return to Cranford”
David Strathairn, “Temple Grandin”
John Goodman, “You Don’t Know Jack”

Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie:
Kathy Bates, “Alice”
Julia Ormond, “Temple Grandin”
Catherine O’Hara, “Temple Grandin”
Brenda Vaccaro, “You Don’t Know Jack”
Susan Sarandon, “You Don’t Know Jack”

Writing in a Comedy Series:
“30 Rock”
“Glee”
“Modern Family”
“The Office”

Directing in a Comedy Series:
“30 Rock”
“Glee”
“Modern Family”
“Nurse Jackie”

Writing in a Drama Series:
“Friday Night Lights”
“The Good Wife”
“Mad Men”
“Lost”

Directing in a Drama Series:

“Breaking Bad”
“Dexter”
“Lost”
“Mad Men”
“Treme”

Best Casting of a Drama Series: “Mad Men”

Best Casting of a Movie/Mini: “The Pacific”

Best Casting of a Comedy Series: “Modern Family”

Best Prosthetic Makeup for Series, Movie or Mini: “The Pacific”

Best Makeup for Movie or Mini (Non-Prosthetic): “The Pacific”

Best Makeup for a Single-Camera Series, Movie, Mini or Special (Non-Prosthetic): “Grey’s Anatomy” for episode “Suicide Is Painless”

Best Makeup/ Multi-Camera (Non-Prosthetic): “Saturday Night Live” for Betty White episode

Best Guest Actress in a Comedy: Betty White, “Saturday Night Live”

Best Costumes for Movie/Mini: “Return to Cranford”

Best Costumes for a Series: “The Tudors,” Episode 408

Best Costumes for a Variety Musical Program (juried award): Rodney Munoz for “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Episodes 09-1266,  “So You Think You Can Dance’s” Soyon An for Top 12 performance episode and Jeanette Diane Moffat for “Titan Maxium”

Best Hairstyling for Multi-Camera Series or Special: “Dancing With the Stars”

Best Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series: “Mad Men”

Best Music Direction: “Olympic Games”

Best Choreography: Mia Michaels, “So You Think You Can Dance” (for these routines: “Gravity/Addiction”, “Koop Island Blues” and “One”)

Best Music Score: “24”

Best Music Score for Movie/Mini: “Temple Grandin”

Best Music and Lyrics: “Monk” for “When I’m Gone”

Best Art Direction for Variety or Nonfiction Program: “Academy Awards”

Best Art Direction for Movie/Mini: “The Pacific”

Best Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series:
“The Tudors”

Best Picture Editing for Comedy Series: “Modern Family”

Best Picture Editing for Drama Series (Single Camera): “Lost”

Best Picture Editing for Movie/Mini (Single Camera): “Temple Grandin”

Best Short Form Picture Editing: “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”

Best Picture Editing for a Special: “The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert”

Best Picture Editing for Nonfiction Program:
“By the People: Election of Barack Obama”

Best Picture Editing for Reality Program: “Intervention”

Best Animated Program: “Disney Prep and Landing”

Best Short Form Animated Program: “Robot Chicken”

Best Individual Achievement in Animation (juried award): “Disney Prep & Landing” (x3), “Family Guy,” “Generator Rex,” “The Day That Everything Changed” (x2), “Heart of Stone,” “The Ricky Gervais Show” and “The Simpsons”

Best Voiceover Performance:
Anne Hathaway, “The Simpsons”

Best Stunt Coordination: “Flash Forward”

Best Visual Effects in a Series: “CSI”

Best Visual Effects in a Movie/Mini/Special: “The Pacific, Part 5”

Best Main Titles Design: “Bored to Death”

Best Main Title Theme Music: “Nurse Jackie”

Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series: John Lithgow, “Dexter”

Best Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series: “Glee”

Best Sound Mixing for a Mini/Movie: “The Pacific, Part 2”

Best Sound Mixing for Half-Hour Series (Tie): “Entourage” and “Modern Family”

Best Sound Mixing for Music Series or Special (tie): “Grammy Awards” and “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert”

Best Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction Program: “Deadliest Catch”

Best Sound Mixing for a Miniseries, Movie or Special: “The Pacific”

Best Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming:
“America the Story of Us”

Best Sound Editing for a Series: “24”

Best Tech Direction for a Series: “Dancing with the Stars”

Best Tech Direction for a Mini/Special: “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert”

Best Cinematography for Nonfiction: “Life”

Best Cinematography for Movie/Mini: “Return to Cranford”

Best Cinematography for One-Hour Show:
“CSI”

Best Cinematography for Half-Hour Series: “Weeds”

Best Cinematography for Nonfiction: “Survivor”

Best Lighting: Winter Olympics Opening

Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Neil Patrick Harris, “Glee”

Best Direction for Nonfiction:
“My Lai”

Best Writing for Nonfiction: “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea”

Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking: “Nerakhoon (The Betrayal)”

Best Nonfiction Special: “Teddy: In His Own Words”

Best Nonfiction Series:
“National Parks: America’s Best Idea”

Best Special Class Program: “Tony Awards” (with Neil Patrick Harris)

Best Creative Achievement Interactive:
“Star Wars Uncut”

Best Creative Achievement in Interactive Media- Nonfiction: “The Jimmy Fallon Digital Experience”

Best Creative Achievement in Interactive Media- Fiction: “Star Wars: Uncut”

Best Direction of Variety: “Saturday Night Live” for Betty White episode

Best Variety Writing: “Colbert Report”

Best Variety Special: “Kennedy Center Honors”

Best Children’s Program: “Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie”

Best Children’s Nonfiction Program: “Nick News With Linda Ellerbee – The Face Of Courage: Kids Living With Cancer”

Best Commercial: “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like • Old Spice Body Wash”

Best Reality Program: “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution”

Best Reality Host: Jeff Probst, “Survivor”

Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Ann-Margret, “Law & Order: SVU”

Were you satisfied with the winners?