Was Taraji P. Henson Snubbed by the Academy Awards for Her Role in ‘Hidden Figures’?
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.
— Cynthia Erivo (@CynthiaEriVo) January 24, 2017
— LifeIsSoStrange (@DrMom25MA) January 24, 2017
— Steven C McCasland (@somedayboy) January 24, 2017
Can't believe that #TarajiPHenson didn't get nominated for best actress.
— Carrie Rickey (@CarrieRickey) January 24, 2017
— Sara Kimbell (@SaraKimbell) January 24, 2017