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.
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”.
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.
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.