Based on a nonfiction novel, Hidden figures is about a group of African-American women who were involved with the American space program at its early stages. The women helped Astronaut John Glenn launched into space. It stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae. Octavia Spencer was nominated for her role as Dorothy Vaughan at the Golden Globes. The movie was made with a modest $25 million.