Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, and Octavia Spencer attend an official academy screening of Hidden Figures hosted by the The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on December 8, 2016 in New York City.
To celebrate the 2017 Academy Awards this Sunday, I’ve done comics for 10 of this year’s Oscar nominated films… from the point of view of animals who were in them. This is HIDDEN FIGURES. Check back periodically between now and Sunday night to see them all!
The most potent acting pair to grace the films nominated for this year’s best picture Oscar aren’t Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, singing and dancing their way across “La La Land,” or even Denzel Washington and Viola Davis powering through August Wilson’s stage-to-screen prose in “Fences.”
That honor goes to Mahershala Ali and Janelle Monáe, two breakthrough stars who helped drive not one but two best-picture contenders in the same year: Barry Jenkins’ gay coming-of-age drama “Moonlight” and Theodore Melfi’s inspirational tale “Hidden Figures,” about three black women fighting for equality at NASA in the 1960s.