Oscar 2017: Contenders–Octavia Sencer, Hidden Figures

In Hidden Figures, which was nominated today for Best Picture by the Producers Guild of America Octavia Spencer play the always coolheaded Vaughan.

“I thought it was fiction,” says Spencer, who is 46, of her first reaction to the script. “Then when I met with the producer Donna, I realized it wasn’t fiction, and I was angry that no one knew this story.”