The 2010 Oscar nominations were announced this morning and there are some well deserved nominations. Mo’Nique was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Precious,” while her co-star Gabourey Sidibe grabbed one for Best Actress. Morgan Freeman received one for Best Actor for his role as Nelson Mandela in “Invictus.” Rounding out the […]

VIA:, Hollywood Reporter Mo’Nique has done it again. Once known strictly as a stand up comedian and comedic actor, she’s flipped the script and is now known as a dramatic actress, as well. Her ability to portray an abusive mother in the big screen drama “Precious” was so outstanding that it has already garnered […]

VIA: Baltimore Sun With her best-supporting actress win at the Golden Globe Awards, Mo’Nique has emerged as the solid favorite to win the Oscar. And her tearful and heartfelt acceptance speech dispelled any notion that the actress didn’t much care for Hollywood awards. Mo’Nique earned the Golden Globe for playing Mary Jones, a monstrous, abusive […]

VIA: In many ways, the critically acclaimed film “Precious” is about hopes and dreams. When Mo’Nique, one of the movie’s stars, was growing up in Baltimore, Maryland, she too longed for something. “I’ve always wanted to be famous,” the actress and comedian said. “I enjoyed watching famous people and so I wanted to be […]

VIA: Los Angeles Times The critical darling “Precious,” the hit of the Sundance Film Festival, received three nominations at the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards, including best film, best actress in a drama for Gabourey Sidibe and supporting actress for Mo’Nique. However, the film was snubbed in the best director and screenplay categories. George Clooney […]

VIA: Entertainment Weekly While big-studio releases like A Christmas Carol and The Fourth Kind topped the box office chart this weekend, all OscarWatchers’ eyes were on Precious. After dominating this year’s film-festival prizes, the indie drama opened on Friday to very strong reviews, resulting in an 85 grade from Rotten Tomatoes. EW’s Owen Gleiberman rated […]

VIA: Entertainment Weekly WARNING: SPOILER ALERT Part of the great power of movies is that they can take us perilously close to the life of someone we might otherwise feel perilously far from. The title character of “Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire” is a hushed, damaged, morbidly obese 16-year-old African-American girl from […]