(From left) Taraji P. Henson,Janelle Monae and Octavia Spencer accept the award for outstanding motion picture for "Hidden Figures" at the 48th annual NAACP Image Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California, February 11, 2017\. Photo by: Matt Sayles/Invision/AP.

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