The film ‘Precious’ starring Gabourey Sidibe, Mariah Carey, Mo’Nique earned $100,000 per screen during opening weekend.
“Precious” is a brutal story of one girl’s horrific struggles with familial abuse, rape, teenage pregnancy and the claustrophobic hopelessness that has invaded her life earned $100,000 per screen during opening weekend.
In addition, the film starring Gabourey Sidibe, Mariah Carey, Mo’Nique has garnered several awards. Mo’Nique won an acting prize at Sundance for her role as Precious’ mother. The film itself, won the top award at Sundance
Sidibe said that her life was already changing. The 16-year-old, who had never been in a movie before, couldn’t even imagine what would happen when the film hit theaters. As she told MTV News in August, people she ran into on the street often had a hard time separating her from her character.
“They’ll start to talk to me in a more careful tone or be really wary of me,” she explained. “They’ll want to coddle me or they see me in the street and they’ll want to hug me and rub my back and tell me everything will be OK. But it’s cool, I like hugging.”
Mo’Nique also won the golden globe for best supporting actress.
As to the Independent Spirit Awards, “Precious” swept every category for which it was nominated, including directing honors for Lee Daniels as well as best screenplay by a first-time writer for Geoffrey Fletcher. Sidibe won best actress for “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” playing an illiterate teen pulling herself out of an abyss of neglect and abuse. Mo’Nique earned the supporting-actress honor as the girl’s loathsome mother. Mo’nique also snatched the SAG (screen actors guild) award.
As you can see Comedian-turned-dramatic-actress Mo’Nique has been dominating the supporting-actress categories this year for her ‘Precious” performance and topped it off tonight by taking home the coveted Oscar at the 82nd academy awards show. Mo’nique was up against Penelope Cruz for “Nine,” Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick for “Up in the Air” and Maggie Gyllenhaal for “Crazy Heart.” making it a top contender tonight at the 82nd academy awards show.
The film which was also up for best actress with Gabourey Sidibe and Lee Daniels for the best-directing honors recevied Oscar gold for best adapted screenplay. That honor with to Geoffrey Fletcher. It is also nominated for best picture, and Best film editing.
“The Princess and the Frog,” starring Anika Noni Rose was nominated in the best animated feature film category.
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