Kerry Washington

'Hidden Figures' and 'Fences' win big at 48th NAACP Image Awards

'Hidden Figures' and 'Fences' win big at 48th NAACP Image Awards

“Hidden Figures” was the big winner at the 48th NAACP Image Awards.

The historical drama about the black female NASA mathematicians who helped propel the first American into space scored two awards including outstanding motion picture and outstanding actress in a motion picture for Taraji P. Henson during Saturday’s portion of the awards, which was broadcast on TV One. The Margot Lee Shetterly book on which the film was based took home the prize for outstanding literary work-nonfiction during Friday’s nontelevised ceremony.

While accepting the award for her portrayal of Katherine G. Johnson, Henson admitted that she’d never...

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