Courtesy of 20th Century Fox
The FLOTUS-hosted event brought Hollywood to D.C.
On Thursday, First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a special White House screening of Hidden Figures, a film that’s garnered a ton of buzz and accolades, including two Golden Globe nominations.
The cast, including Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monaé, were all in attendance alongside Pharrell, whose work on the film’s music landed him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score with collaborators Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch. Katherine Johnson, one of the women who inspired the film, was also a guest of honor.
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Hidden Figures is based on Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, three African-American women who helped NASA make its mark by coming up with calculations for various space programs. Henson plays Johnson, Octavia Spencer plays Vaughan, and Monaé plays Jackson.
Hidden Figures drops for limited release Christmas Day and opens nationwide January 6.
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