Katherine Johnson, 98-year-old NASA mathematician portrayed in 'Hidden Figures,' takes the Oscars stage (w/video)

Perhaps the only person who could upstage the power trio of presenters Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae during the Oscars was Katherine Johnson, the real-life NASA mathematician who was portrayed by Henson in the film Hidden Figures. 7...

Katherine Johnson, 98-year-old NASA mathematician portrayed in 'Hidden Figures,' takes the Oscars stage (w/video)

Perhaps the only person who could upstage the power trio of presenters Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae during the Oscars was Katherine Johnson, the real-life NASA mathematician who was portrayed by Henson in the film Hidden Figures. 7...

26 February 2017 Sunday 22:14
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Katherine Johnson, 98-year-old NASA mathematician portrayed in 'Hidden Figures,' takes the Oscars stage (w/video)

Perhaps the only person who could upstage the power trio of presenters Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae during the Oscars was Katherine Johnson, the real-life NASA mathematician who was portrayed by Henson in the film Hidden Figures

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Tears were shed in the audience as the 98-year-old Johnson took the stage before O.J.: Made In America was awarded the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. 

Watch the moment below. 

 

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