"Hold it, baby!" Taraji P. Henson urged Janelle Monáe, passing her their cast's just-won Screen Actors Guild Award as if to prove it was real.
It seemed that no one in the cast of "Hidden Figures" expected to win the biggest film prize of the night on Sunday. Leading up to the telecast, nearly all of the award season pundits had the best film ensemble race between "Moonlight" and "Manchester By the Sea." So as the "Hidden Figures" cast bounded from the stage, their disbelief was palpable. Octavia Spencer, dabbing her eyes with a tissue, kept screaming suddenly as she made her way toward a room filled with photographers. Every few moments, she would stare down in awe at the envelope Nicole Kidman had delivered to the cast, announcing their win.
"I'm not letting this out of my sight," she said aloud.