"Hidden Figures" Star Taraji P. Henson Said We "Need To Focus On Solutions"

“Love wins every time.”

At the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Hidden Figures walked away with the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

At the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Hidden Figures walked away with the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

The film, which is based on a true story, stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe who play Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, respectively. These three women were mathematicians at NASA and were responsible for calculating the equations that would ultimately send astronaut John Glenn in space.

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Henson spoke on behalf of the rest of the cast and gave a powerful speech, saying, “This film is about unity.”

Henson spoke on behalf of the rest of the cast and gave a powerful speech, saying, "This film is about unity."

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“The shoulders of the women that we stand on are three American heroes: Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson. Without them, we would not know how to reach the stars,” she said.

"The shoulders of the women that we stand on are three American heroes: Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson. Without them, we would not know how to reach the stars," she said.

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“These women did not complain about the problems, the circumstances, the issues. They focused on solutions. Therefore, these brave women helped put men into space.”

"These women did not complain about the problems, the circumstances, the issues. They focused on solutions. Therefore, these brave women helped put men into space.”

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