NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 10: Octavia Spencer attends the “Hidden Figures” New York Special Screening on December 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
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Octavia Spencer

She might be a petite woman (just 5’2″), but she’s a giant as an actress. Octavia Spencer has earned her second Golden Globe nomination with Hidden Figures (she won in 2011 for The Help and doubled with an Academy Award for that same supporting role). She has already gained historical significance in Hollywood: Spencer is just one of six African American actresses to win the Oscar in a competitive category, along with – chronologically – Hattie McDaniel, Whoopi Goldberg, Halle Berry, Jennifer Hudson and Mo’Nique.In