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Golden Globes: What the Nominees Are Saying

By RazzleTazzle.com / Published on Monday, 12 Dec 2016 05:48 AM / Comments Off on Golden Globes: What the Nominees Are Saying / 166 views

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“We’re going to NASA today, so we just flew in from New York last night. I was getting ready for the day when I got the call. It was the most wonderful surprise,” says Spencer, who plays Dorothy Vaughan, a mathematician worked at NASA and helped get a man into space. “It’s a story about unsung heroes. That’s why this nomination is that much sweeter for me because I’m playing a woman who was recognized within NASA but the world at large didn’t really know about her contributions to science, technology, engineering and math and to the space program. I feel like I’ve got my angel on my shoulder, Dorothy Vaughan, up there guiding us. It’s resonating because it’s a story whose time has come to be told.”

Spencer was the only acting nominee from the film, despite the fact that the movie also stars Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Costner and Janelle Monáe. “I’m a little bummed about that,” says Spencer. “I don’t feel my work would be anything without my co-stars. We have one of the best ensembles — brilliant actors, generous actors. They all signed on to do the project because they were moved by the story.” Spencer tells THR that she’s celebrating on her way to NASA (it’s her first visit): “We’re having a little sip of champagne in the car on the way!”

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