awards & nominations

Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire (2009)

Gabourey Sidibe as "Claireece "Precious" Jones"

Pregnant by her own father for the second time, 16-year-old Claireece "Precious" Jones (Gabourey Sidibe) can neither read nor write and suffers constant abuse at the hands of her vicious mother (Mo'Nique). Precious instinctively sees a chance to turn her life around when she is offered the opportunity to transfer to an alternative school. Under the patient, firm guidance of her new teacher, Ms. Rain (Paula Patton), Precious begins the journey from oppression to self-determination.

Academy Award (2009)NominatedActress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)NominatedLeading Actress
Golden Globe (2009)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture