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Original title
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Running time
105 min.
United States United States
Geoffrey Fletcher (Novel: Sapphire)
Andrew Dunn
Smokewood Entertainment Group. Producer: Lee Daniels
Drama | Based On A True Story. Independent Film (US). Teen/coming-of-age. Education. Social Drama. Bullying
Synopsis / Plot
In Harlem, an overweight, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction. Clareece 'Precious' Jones (Gabourey Sidibe) is a high-school girl with nothing working in her favor. She is pregnant with her father’s child—for the second time. She can’t read or write, and her schoolmates tease her for being fat. Her home life is a horror, ruled by a mother (Mo’Nique) who keeps her imprisoned both emotionally and physically. Precious’s instincts tell her one thing: if she’s ever going to break from the chains of ignorance, she will have to dig deeply into her own resources.
2009: 2 Academy Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay, Supporting Actress (Monique). 6 Nominations
2009: Golden Globes: Best Supporting Actress (Mo'Nique). 3 Nominations
2009: BAFTA Awards: Best Sup. Actress (Monique). 4 Nominations, including Best Film
2009: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Supp. Actress (Mo'Nique)
2009: Sundance Film Festival: Grand Jury Prize, Audience Award
2009: 5 Independent Spirit Awards: including Best Film, Director and Actress (Sidibe)
2009: Satellite Awards: Best Supporting Actress (Mo'Nique)
2009: Toronto Film Festival: Best Movie (Audience Award)
2009: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Supp. Actress (Mo'Nique)
2009: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Movies of the Year
2009: Critics' Choice Awards: Best Supporting Actress (Mo'Nique). 6 Nominations
2009: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Supporting Actress (Mo'Nique). 3 Nominations
2009: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
2009: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
2009: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay
2009: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Mo'Nique). 3 Nom
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