Congrats!  Hidden Figures Gains 3 Oscar Nominations

Congrats! Hidden Figures Gains 3 Oscar Nominations

The biological drama about three women in STEM who worked at NASA, entitled Hidden Figures, gained 3 Oscar Nominations by the Academy today (Jan 24th, 2016).  They include Best PictureBest Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress given to Octavia Spencer,  who previously won the same award for her role in The Help back in 2012.

Of course, with all the excitement of fans who wanted to see Hidden Figures get nominated (and many who believe the film should win Best Picture), there is some definite backlash aimed towards the academy for snubbing lead actress Taraji P. Henson and not giving her a nomination for Lead Actress for her role as real-life mathematician Katherine G. Johnson.

Unfortunately, even if you believe that they deserve it, you can’t win them all.  It’s exciting to see a movie about women in STEM get so highly regarded (even if my cynical mind thinks that the Academy and the Oscars has more to do with politics within the groups than it does with actual great films).  What do you guys think?  Have you seen Hidden Figures?  Did Taraji P. Henson get snubbed?  Tell us below!

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