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Plot, Details & Awards

Precious

Rated R for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language.

R In Theaters 11/6/2009 , 109min.
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Plot & Details

Monster's Ball producer Lee Daniels follows up his 2005 directorial debut, Shadowboxer, with this adaptation of author Sapphire's best-selling novel about an overweight, illiterate African-American teen from Harlem who discovers an alternate path in life after she begins attending a new school. Clareece "Precious" Jones is only a teenager, yet she's about to give birth to her second child. Unable to read or write, Clareece shows little prospect for the future until discovering that she has been accepted into an alternative school. There, with a little help from a sympathetic teacher (Paula Patton) and a kindly nurse (Lenny Kravitiz), the young girl receives something that most teens never get -- a chance to start over. Mo'nique co-stars in an inspirational drama featuring the debut performance of screen newcomer Gabourey "Gabbie" Sidibe.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actress Gabourey Sidibe Nominated
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing Joe Klotz Nominated
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Gary Magness Nominated
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Director Lee Daniels Nominated
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay Geoffrey Fletcher Won
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Sarah Siegel-Magness Nominated
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Lee Daniels Nominated
2009 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actress Mo'Nique Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actress Mo'Nique Won
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture Nominated
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actress Gabourey Sidibe Nominated
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Geoffrey Fletcher Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Mo'Nique Won
2009 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Gabourey Sidibe Nominated
2009 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Drama Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Boston Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actress Mo'Nique Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actress Mo'Nique Won
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture Nominated
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actress Gabourey Sidibe Nominated
2009 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Geoffrey Fletcher Nominated

Cannes Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Cannes Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Chicago Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Mo'Nique Won

Chicago International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Chicago International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Detroit Film Critics Society

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Breakthrough Performance Gabourey Sidibe Won
2009 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actress Mo'Nique Won

Directors Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Directors Guild of America Best Director Lee Daniels Nominated

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