Hidden Figures Receives Oscar Buzz
Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe And Octavia Spencer are heating up Hollywood with their emotionally charged charged about 3 African-American mathematicians who helped NASA win the Space Race during the 1960s. According to EW reports, movies who try to enter this late into the game for Oscar contention usually done fair too well but this could be different…
That could change with Theodore Melfi’s timely Hidden Figures, which held an industry preview Sunday in Los Angeles, and early reactions appear strong enough to push star Taraji P. Henson to a prominent position amid the atypically contentious Best Actress conversation.
Fox presented the film to various members of the film industry and press Sunday night on the studio lot, with stars Janelle Monáe, Octavia Spencer, and Kevin Costner in attendance.
“I would not be surprised if [Hidden Figures] landed in the Best Picture race, and if Taraji P. Henson broke through in Best Actress, or if Janelle Monáe or Spencer made it into supporting,” wrote Oscar pundit Sasha Stone of Awards Daily, witholding a full review, as critical reactions are currently under embargo.
Will you be watching??