awards & nominations

Bessie (2015)

Mo'Nique as "Ma Rainey"

Blues singer Bessie Smith (Queen Latifah) rises to fame in the 1920s to become a musical legend.

Emmy (Primetime) (2015)NominatedOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

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

Mo'Nique as "Mary"

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)WonActress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)WonSupporting Actress
Golden Globe (2009)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)WonOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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