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Articles Tagged 'Octavia Spencer'

Janelle Monáe, Taraji P. Henson, and Octavia Spencer in ‘Hidden Figures’

WATCH: First Trailer for NASA Biopic ‘Hidden Figures’

It’s time for lift-off for Hidden Figures, Theodore Melfi‘s biopic about a group of black scientists who defied prejudice to help launch astronaut John Glenn into space in 1962. A trailer released yesterday (August 14) shows Empire‘s Taraji P. Henson take the lead as real-life mathematician genius Katherine Johnson, who began her career as one of NASA’s first “computers,” or female staff responsible […]

The Brit List: Top 10 Asha Leo Celebrity Encounters

BBC America’s Brit List specials — in which the likes of John Barrowman and Katy Brand discuss the virtues of the UK’s rich and famous — kick off next week with The 20 Sexiest on Tuesday, June 12 at 10/9c. Brit List host Asha Leo is no stranger to the flashbulbs of the red carpet […]

The Brit List: Red Carpet Interviews with Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer

The Help co-stars Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer could make history at Sunday’s Academy Awards, becoming the first pair of black women to take home acting Oscars in the same year. Davis and Spencer spoke to The Brit List’s Asha Leo at the British Academy Film Awards in London on February 12. First up, Viola […]

The Brit List: Interview with Octavia Spencer, Oscar Nominee for ‘The Help’

Octavia Spencer is the odds-on favorite for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her scene-stealing turn in The Help. But after accolades for her appearance in a period drama, Spencer tells The Brit List‘s Asha Leo that she’s gearing up for an action movie. Watch the interview, which took place the day before the Golden […]