Tuesday 25 October 2016

Irish Exclusive: Take a sneak peek at Oscar contender 'Hidden Figures'

Published 20/09/2016 | 14:27

You'll be hearing a lot about this film in the next few months.

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Hidden Figures tells the true story of African-American mathematician Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson) and her two colleagues, Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), who helped NASA catch up in the Space Race.

Henson, who also stars as Cookie in Empire, addressed the Oscars buzz at a recent event promoting the movie.

“People come up to me and they go, “Ohh, Oscars!” — I don’t accept that pressure, I let y’all say it — but what I was most concerned about was if Katharine would be proud,” she said.

“Whether the Oscars love it, whether other awards — will she be happy. That’s all I care about.”

Check out the above trailer before it can be seen anywhere else in Ireland.

Hidden Figures will hit cinemas in early 2017.

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