Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire Poster

Release Date: November 6th, 2009

R|1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique , Paula Patton, Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Xosha Roquemore, Chyna Layne

Director: Lee Daniels

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Smokewood Entertainment Group

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: 2000s, Intense, Transformation, Inspiring, School, New York City, Mother

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Awards

Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Best Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Screenplay (Adapted)
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Leading Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Directing
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)
Winner Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2009)
Nominated Best Picture