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Kerry Washington, Taraji P. Henson, & Janelle Monae Are Pretty in Black & White for Producers Guild Awards

Kerry Washington shows off her much shorter hair style as she arrives at the 2017 Producers Guild Awards on Saturday night (January 28) at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 39-year-old Scandal actress looked sexy in black lace dress for the event.

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Kerry was joined at the event by Hidden Figures stars Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, and Mahershala Ali along with producer Pharrell Williams.

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is nominated for two Screen Actors Guild awards at tomorrow’s ceremony.

Mahershala is also nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in Moonlight.

FYI: Kerry is wearing a Rodarte dress along with Jimmy Choo shoes and clutch. Janelle is wearing a Carolina Herrera gown, Brian Atwood heels, a Roger Vivier clutch, Nikos choker and ring, and Coomi earrings and rings.

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VIDEO: Celebrities Belt Out 'I Will Survive'

You have to watch this fun video of some big name celebrities singing Gloria Gaynor‘s “I Will Survive” ahead of the 2017 Trump Inauguration.

Some of the stars to participate were Emma Stone, Natalie Portman, Amy Adams, Matthew McConaughey, Chris Pine, Andrew Garfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Felicity Jones, Taraji P. Henson, and more, who each sang clips from the song in one big compilation.

“This is going to be interesting,” Andrew said ahead of his big performance of the song. “It may get too real.”

Watch the video of the performances below!

Taraji P. Henson Is So Proud of 'Hidden Figures' Box Office Debut

Taraji P. Henson couldn’t be more excited that her film Hidden Figures debuted number one at the box office over the weekend!

The 46-year-old actress took to her Instagram to share a touching note about how she was feeling after hearing the big news.

“I have been told my entire career ‘Black women can’t open films domestically or internationally.’ Well anything is possible. Most importantly this proves that PEOPLE LIKE GOOD MATERIAL. HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH GENDER OR RACE. Agreed?!” she wrote.

Taraji added, “Thank you to everyone who supported this weekend even during the snow storm (which btw affected some of our biggest demographics). AND WE WERE IN FEWER THEATERS!!! What a proud moment!!!P.S. telling me what I can’t do only makes me focus on proving nay Sayers WRONG!!!”

Congratulations to Taraji and the entire cast of Hidden Figures!

Taraji P. Henson Doesn't Want 'Hidden Figures' To Be Labeled As A 'Black Movie'

The stars of Hidden FiguresTaraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe – take the cover of Parade magazine’s latest January issue, on newsstands now.

In the film, Taraji, Octavia and Janelle star together as three brilliant African-American women who break gender and race lines while serving as the brains behind John Glenn‘s launch into space – but they do not want the film to be labeled as a “black movie.”

“It’s a label — a bad label,” Taraji told the mag. “Black people understand what we say when we say ‘black movie,’ but Hollywood cannot put that label on it. Yes, they are brilliant African-American females, and all of that should be celebrated. No matter what your color is, you should be able to look at these women as heroes. These are our new superheroes.”

Janelle on the movie’s theme of sisterhood: “This movie is important because sisterhood is important. I don’t think these women — Katherine, Mary and Dorothy— would have accomplished such an extraordinary thing if they didn’t have the support of each other.”

For more from the ladies, visit Parade.com!

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'Hidden Figures' Stars Discuss Overall Impact of Film

The stars of Hidden FiguresTaraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe – take the cover of Essence magazine’s February 2017 issue, on newsstands January 13.

Here’s what the three stars of the film had to share with the mag:

Taraji, on the importance of the movie: “When I was growing up, people told me out of their mouths math and science are for boys. I was told that over and over. Like, no one showed me how to fall in love with numbers. If I had a teacher like Mrs. Johnson, who knows, I might be on the moon…”

Janelle, on the sisterhood in the film: “They knew that they were stronger together…I think they would not have achieved the level of success they did had they not had one another…”

Octavia, on the impact of her character: “This woman is the mother of all girls who code – Black, White, Latin, Asian, Indian. It all began with Dorothy Vaughn.”

For more from the women, visit Essence.com.

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Taraji P. Henson Has No Idea What She's Talking About Mathematically In 'Hidden Figures'!

Taraji P. Henson plays physicist and mathematician Katherine G. Johnson in Hidden Figures, but that doesn’t mean she had to be mathematically gifted to score the role!

While making an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday (January 3) in Los Angeles, the 46-year-old actress revealed to Jimmy that she had no idea what she was talking about during the shooting of the flick.

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“I had to have a chalkboard put into my apartment where I was staying. It’s like choreography because I have to talk while I’m writing, and I don’t know what I’m writing. I really don’t,” Taraji joked. “I’m not wired mathematically, I failed, it was horrible. That’s when I knew I was an artist. It’s okay, math is not for everyone. It’s okay.”


Taraji P. Henson – ‘ Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Click inside to watch the rest of Taraji P. Henson’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live…More Here! »

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Natalie Portman & Ruth Negga Lean in for a Kiss on 'W' Cover!

Natalie Portman and Ruth Negga are getting closer than ever while leaning in for a kiss on the cover of W Magazine‘s Best Performances Issue.

The ladies are both frontrunners to land Oscar nominations this year for their work in the movies Jackie and Loving, respectively.

Also featured on their own covers and featured in this post are Amy Adams and Matthew McConaughey, Michelle Williams and Joel Edgerton, and Adam Driver and Viggo Mortensen.

Plenty more stars are featured in the inside of the issue and you can see photos of Hailee Steinfeld, Taraji P. Henson, and Chris Pine in the gallery.

See the full portfolio with all 29 stars now at WMagazine.com!

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