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The fact that Taraji P. Henson didn’t get an Oscar nomination for Hidden Figures is so insulting, unfortunate, and tragic in every aspect.

Viola Davis is not the “black Meryl Streep”. She is the first Viola Davis.

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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!

My heart was broken. It’s always going to be broken. And I know yours is broken too.
—  Manchester By The Sea
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Mahershala Ali and Janelle Monáe on the Oscars rarity of appearing together in two best-picture contenders
These two actors share the screen in two films — 'Hidden Figures' and 'Moonlight' — which are both up for Best Picture. Jen Yamato talks with Ali and Monae about the films and working together.
By Jen Yamato

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.