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'Hidden Figures’ Subject Katherine Johnson Welcomed to Oscars 2017 Stage by Taraji P. Henson!

The stars of the movie Hidden Figures welcome the film’s subject Katherine Johnson to the stage at the 2017 Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday (February 26) in Hollywood.

The film is nominated for Best Picture tonight and the three stars – Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae – introduced the real-life NASA physicist and mathematician while presenting an award at the show.

Octavia was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the awards show this evening.

Watch the video of the touching moment at the Oscars below!

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Janelle Monae Arrives in Style for Her First Oscars!

Janelle Monae is the belle of the ball as she arrives at the 2017 Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday (February 26) in Hollywood.

The 31-year-old singer and actress stunned in an embroidered black and silver gown for the awards show.

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In the past year, Janelle starred in two major films – Moonlight and Hidden Figures – which are both nominated for Best Picture this year!

FYI: Janelle is wearing an Elie Saab Couture dress, Forevermark jewelry, Brian Atwood shoes, a Jennifer Behr crown, and a Jimmy Choo clutch.

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Ruth Negga & Janelle Monae Party With Chanel Pre-Oscars

Ruth Negga never fails to impress when it comes to her style.

The 35-year-old Loving star stepped out looking stunning at the 2017 Charles Finch & Chanel Pre-Oscar Awards Dinner at Madeo Restaurant on Saturday night (February 25) in Los Angeles.

Also in attendance were Hidden Figures star Janelle Monae, Quantico‘s Priyanka Chopra, xXx: Return of Xander Cage‘s Deepika Padukone, stylist Rachel Zoe, Barley Famous star Erin Foster, and The Mummy‘s Sofia Boutella.

Ruth‘s up for Best Actress, in case you didn’t know!

15+ pictures inside of Ruth Negga, Janelle Monae, and others at the Chanel party…More Here! »

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Naomie Harris, Janelle Monae, & 'Moonlight' Stars Win Best Ensemble at Spirit Awards 2017!

Naomie Harris and Janelle Monae stun on the blue carpet at the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards held at the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday afternoon (February 25) in Santa Monica, Calif.

The ladies were joined at the event by Moonlight co-stars Trevante Rhodes, Mahershala Ali, Alex R. Hibbert, Jaden Piner, and Jharrel Jermone, as well as writer-director Barry Jenkins.

The director and cast are being honored with the Robert Altman Award for Best Ensemble at the event this afternoon.

Moonlight is up for a bunch of awards at the Oscars this weekend as well!

FYI: Naomie is wearing a Chanel dress, a Lee Savage clutch, and Piaget jewelry. Janelle is wearing a Salvatore Ferragamo outfit, Piaget jewelry, and an Emm Kuo clutch. Trevante is wearing Ermenegildo Zegna Couture. Mahershala is wearing Prada. Alex is wearing an H&M Kids suit.

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'Hidden Figures' Cast Celebrates Best Picture Nom During Oscars Weekend!

Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, and Janelle Monae pose for a photo while attending Vanity Fair and Genesis’ Celebration of Hidden Figures during 2017 Oscars Weekend on Friday (February 24) in Los Angeles.

The ladies were joined at the event by co-stars Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Aldis Hodge, and Glen Powell.

Pharrell Williams, who contributed to the soundtrack, was also seen in attendance at the event.

Hidden Figures is nominated for three Academy Awards this weekend including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress for Octavia.

FYI: Janelle is wearing a Reem Acra dress and Eva Fehren jewelry. Glen is wearing John Varvatos.

15+ pictures inside of the Hidden Figures cast celebrating the film… More Here! »

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Viola Davis, Janelle Monae & Tracee Ellis Ross Lead Star-Studded Essence Black Women In Hollywood Awards!

A whole bunch of fiercely talented ladies stepped out to support each other at Essence’s 2017 Black Women In Hollywood Awards!

Viola Davis, Janelle Monae, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Gabrielle Union, Laverne Cox, Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks, Tina Knowles all stepped out to attend the ceremony held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday (February 23) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Also in attendance was Quvenzhane Wallis, Aja Naomi King, Tyrese Gibson, Meagan Good, Samira Wiley, Letoya Luckett, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Issa Rae, Common, Pharrell Williams, Sherri Shepherd, Teyonah Parris, Shaun Robinson and Alfred Enoch.

Janelle received the Breakthrough Award for Moonlight and Hidden Figures; Insecure writer-executive producer Issa took home the Vanguard Award; How to Get Away with Murder‘s Aja was honored with the Lincoln Shining Star Award and Black-ish‘s Yara received the Generation Next Award.

FYI: Viola is wearing a custom Christian Siriano dress and earrings by Effy Jewelry. Tracee is wearing a Lethicia Bronstein dress and an Edie Parker clutch. Issa ia carrying an Edie Parker clutch. Laverne is wearing a Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna gown and Tadashi Shoji clutch. Jurnee is wearing a Yanina Couture black tiered gown. Cynthia is wearing a Kenzo dress and Sophia Webster shoes. Janelle is wearing L Frank jewelry.

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Janelle Monae Auditioned For A 'Star Trek' Role Before Landing 'Moonlight'!

Janelle Monae keeps it chic and classy for Los Angeles Confidential magazine’s Spring Oscars issue!

Here’s what the 31-year-old Moonlight and Hidden Figures star had to share with the mag:

On once being a Hollywood reject: “I don’t know if a lot of people know this, but I auditioned for Star Trek prior to Moonlight. The casting director saw my tape and told [Moonlight director] Barry Jenkins about me. I didn’t get the part in Star Trek, but that’s why Barry reached out to me. And the rest is history.”

On her love for the stories of Moonlight and Hidden Figures: “I love telling these sorts of stories that give voice to those who are oftentimes uncelebrated, to those who don’t feel like they have a voice in America. These are characters who are considered to be outcast in society because of their sexual identity, gender, or race. I think that these two movies have opened up a new door to the possibilities of telling more unique stories.”

On her decision to wear black and white: “I just try to remain humble, remain myself. Early on in my career I decided I was going to wear black and white, a kind of uniform, to honor and pay homage to my working-class parents [who wore uniforms every day to work]. I’m so proud to be from Wyandotte County, one of the poorest counties in Kansas. I’m so happy that I serve as a reminder of that. You know, there is a quote that says you don’t have to be a part of your environment, but your environment can be a part of you. I’m in Hollywood but I’m not of it. I love just remaining an artist.”

Also pictured: Janelle and Ellie Bamber attending Los Angeles Confidential magazine and CÎROC Ultra-Premium Vodka’s celebration of of the Spring Oscars issue with Janelle Monáe at Palihouse West Hollywood on Wednesday (February 22) in West Hollywood.

For more from Janelle, visit LAConfidentialMagazine.com!


FYI: Janelle is wearing an Antonio Marras dress, Yossi Harari earrings, and an Emm Kuo clutch. Ellie is wearing Chanel top and skirt with Jimmy Choo heels.

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