Oscar Sunday is quickly approaching and “Hidden Figures” is Atlanta’s key Academy Awards connection.
The movie, about African American women who faced institutional racial and gender barriers as they performed vital roles in launching NASA’s early missions, was mostly set in Hampton, Va. but mostly filmed in Atlanta and elsewhere in Georgia.
“Tax incentive aside, I can’t imagine shooting this anywhere but Georgia,” director Theodore Melfi said in a video created by the state’s department of film, music and digital entertainment. “It was the most remarkable place to work.”
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