(AllHipHop News) Not long after the 2017 Academy Awards nominations were revealed today (January 24), the “Empire” star’s name began trending on Twitter.
But far from people flocking to congratulate Taraji, fans were venting their anger over her lack of recognition for her role as real life NASA mathematician Katherine G. Johnson, who helped to launch the first successful space missions.
“Taraji P Henson snubbed and another ho hum Meryl Streep nomination,” one user fumed.
“Really Academy??? @TherealTaraji should have been nominated for Best Actress in a leading role – she was AMAZING in “Hidden Figures!” #Robbed,” another added.
And it seems Amy Adams also not being nominated has irked moviegoers. Amy received rave reviews for her role in sci-fi flick “Arrival,” about a linguistics professor asked to interpret the language of alien visitors.
“Amy Adams snub would have been less painful with Taraji P. Henson in over Ruth Negga or Meryl Streep #OscarNoms,” a Twitter user posted, while someone else simply stated: “I love Amy Adams and she was great in nocturnal animals/arrival but if anyone was robbed of a lead actress nom it was Taraji P. Henson (sic).”
Amy’s part in “Arrival” earned her a Golden Globe and BAFTA nomination, and she was even mistakenly listed on the Oscars website.
Taraji is yet to be nominated for her role in “Hidden Figures,” however, the movie itself did land Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay nods and her co-star Octavia Spencer is up for Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars.
The Oscars take place on February 26.