Hidden Figures is a 2017 American biographical drama film directed by Theodore Melfi from a screenplay co-written with Allison Schroeder, based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly. The film stars Taraji P. Henson as Katherine Johnson, the African American physicist, space scientist, and mathematician that calculated the trajectory for Project Mercury and the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the Moon. The film also features Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, and Jim Parsons.
The film recounts the story of the African-American mathematician Katherine Johnson and her two colleagues, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, who helped NASA catch up in the Space Race. Using their calculations, John Glenn became the first American astronaut to make a complete orbit of the Earth.
* Hidden Figures received 3 Oscar Nominations (89th Annual Academy Awards - 2017)"
"Actress in a Supporting Role" - Octavia Spencer
"Writing (Adapted Screenplay)"