UINTERVIEW – The cast of Hidden Figures walked away with the Ensemble Performance Award last night at the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala.
Kimberly Quinn, Kirsten Dunst, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe star in the upcoming film Hidden Figures, about the black women working behind the scenes to help NASA put a man in space in the 60s. The actresses and their many costars, were awarded for their performance at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Monday night, where they took home a top prize for their work together.
“History has its share of incredible untold stories, and this is one of the most compelling, the tale of three African-American women – engineers, physicists, mathematicians – who in their work for NASA in the early 1960s were integral in calculating the flight trajectories for Project Mercury and Apollo 11,” said Festival Chairman Harold Maztner. “Fueled by the performances of Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe, the ensemble cast also features outstanding performances from Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Glen Powell and many others. The Palm Springs International Film Festival is proud to present the entire cast of Hidden Figures with the 2017 Ensemble Performance Award.”
Past Ensemble Award winners include the casts of Argo, American Hustle, Babel, The Big Short, The Imitation Game and The Social Network.
Thu, January 5, 2017
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM EST
BUILD Series Studio
New York, NY 10003
Join Aldis Hodge when he swings by to talk about “Hidden Figures.” Out in theaters everywhere on January 6, the film tells the untold story of three women at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.
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