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Was Taraji P. Henson Snubbed by the Academy Awards for Her Role in ‘Hidden Figures’?



Taraji P. Henson has been praised for her portrayal of Katherine Johnson in the hit film Hidden Figures, but that praise didn’t translate into a nomination at the Oscars this year.

Based on a true story, Hidden Figures follows African-American women mathematicians Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson (played by Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe_ as they helped send the first American astronauts into outer space. Henson gave such a powerful performance in the film, fans expected to her to nab an Oscar nod.

However, the numbers didn’t quite add up for the Academy, and a lot of fans felt that she was snubbed (though co-star Octavia  Spencer did earn a nomination as did Hidden Figures for Best Picture).

At any rate, fans went on Twitter to express their disappointment that Henson didn’t nab a nomination. See some of the reactions below.

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