Already reaping Best Picture nominations from the Golden Globes and Indie Spirits, 'Precious' is this year's top nominee at the 41st Annual NAACP Image Awards.

Intense and gritty, 'Precious' is being hailed as an iconic variant of 'The Color Purple' with more bitter realism. The movie, which has grossed more than $40 million domestically on a $10 million budget, is about an illiterate, abused teen (Gabourey Sidibe) in Harlem who finds hope in literacy.
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