Precious Poster

(II) (2009)

Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2010

Winner
Oscar
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Mo'Nique
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
Geoffrey Fletcher

Geoffrey Fletcher became the first African American to win a Best Screenplay Oscar (Original or ... More

Geoffrey Fletcher became the first African American to win a Best Screenplay Oscar (Original or Adapted).

Nominee
Oscar
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Lee Daniels
Sarah Siegel-Magness
Gary Magness
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Gabourey Sidibe
Best Achievement in Directing
Lee Daniels
Best Achievement in Film Editing
Joe Klotz

Golden Globes, USA 2010

Winner
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Mo'Nique
Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Gabourey Sidibe

BAFTA Awards 2010

Winner
BAFTA Film Award
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique
Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film
Lee Daniels
Sarah Siegel-Magness
Gary Magness
Best Screenplay - Adapted
Geoffrey Fletcher
Best Leading Actress
Gabourey Sidibe

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2010

Winner
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Mo'Nique
Nominee
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Gabourey Sidibe
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Mariah Carey
Lenny Kravitz
Mo'Nique
Paula Patton
Sherri Shepherd
Gabourey Sidibe

AARP Movies for Grownups Awards 2010

Nominee
Movies for Grownups Award
Best Director
Lee Daniels

AFI Awards, USA 2010

Winner
AFI Award
Movie of the Year

PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL 'PUSH' BY SAPPHIRE is the celebration of a life lived against all odds... More

PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL 'PUSH' BY SAPPHIRE is the celebration of a life lived against all odds. Director Lee Daniels and writer Geoffrey Fletcher bring the spirit of Sapphire's novel to the screen in this movie about a person passed each day, whose story has never made it to the movies. Gabourey Sidibe blossoms in the title role, and Mo'Nique's monstrous turn as her mother achieves the seemingly impossible by making audiences understand her as she understands herself. Together, they lead a powerful ensemble cast in a film that offers no false hope or happy ending, but instead commands us to look in the mirror and celebrate the image that smiles back, because in that reflection, we are all precious.


African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) 2009

Winner
AAFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Lee Daniels
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique
Best Screenplay
Geoffrey Fletcher
Top 10 Films
1st place

Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2009

Winner
EDA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique
Winner
EDA Special Mention Award
Unforgettable Moment
Mo'Nique
For the scene where Mary admits the truth about abuse. Tied with Mélanie Laurent.
Bravest Performance Award
Mo'Nique
Nominee
EDA Award
Best Actress
Gabourey Sidibe
Best Picture
Lee Daniels
Gary Magness
Sarah Siegel-Magness
Oprah Winfrey
Tom Heller
Tyler Perry
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
Geoffrey Fletcher
Best Ensemble Cast
Nominee
EDA Female Focus Award
Best Breakthrough Performance
Gabourey Sidibe
Nominee
EDA Special Mention Award
Movie You Wanted to Love, But Just Couldn't
Bravest Performance Award
Gabourey Sidibe

Amanda Awards, Norway 2010

Nominee
Amanda
Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske kinofilm)
Lee Daniels

Awards Circuit Community Awards 2012

Winner
ACCA
Best Supporting Actress of the Decade
Mo'Nique

Awards Circuit Community Awards 2009

Winner
ACCA
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Mo'Nique
Nominee
ACCA
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Gabourey Sidibe
Best Motion Picture
Lee Daniels (producer)
Greg Maness (producer)
Sarah Siegel-Magness (producer)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Geoffrey Fletcher (writer)

BET Awards 2010

Winner
BET Award
Best Actress
Mo'Nique
Best Movie
Nominee
BET Award
Best Actress
Gabourey Sidibe

Black Reel Awards 2010

Winner
Black Reel
Best Actress
Gabourey Sidibe
Best Breakthrough Performance
Gabourey Sidibe
Best Director
Lee Daniels
Best Screenplay, Original or Adapted
Geoffrey Fletcher
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique
Best Film
Lee Daniels
Gary Magness
Sarah Siegel-Magness
Best Ensemble
Billy Hopkins (Casting Director)
Jessica Kelly (Casting Director)
Nominee
Black Reel
Best Supporting Actor
Lenny Kravitz
Best Supporting Actress
Mariah Carey
Best Supporting Actress
Paula Patton

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 2009

Winner
BSFC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique
Best Ensemble Cast
Mo'Nique
Paula Patton
Sherri Shepherd
Mariah Carey
Lenny Kravitz
Gabourey Sidibe
Chyna Layne
Amina Robinson
Stephanie Andujar
Angelic Zambrana
Nominee
BSFC Award
Best Actress
Gabourey Sidibe

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2010

Winner
Critics Choice Award
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique
Nominee
Critics Choice Award
Best Picture
Best Actress
Gabourey Sidibe
Best Director
Lee Daniels
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Geoffrey Fletcher
Best Acting Ensemble

Cannes Film Festival 2009

Nominee
Un Certain Regard Award
Lee Daniels

Capri, Hollywood 2009

Winner
Capri Supporting Actress Award
Mariah Carey

Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2010

Winner
COFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2009

Winner
CFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique
Nominee
CFCA Award
Best Actress
Gabourey Sidibe
Most Promising Performer
Gabourey Sidibe

Chicago International Film Festival 2009

Winner
Audience Choice Award
Lee Daniels

Chlotrudis Awards 2010

Winner
Chlotrudis Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Geoffrey Fletcher
Best Actress
Gabourey Sidibe
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique

CinEuphoria Awards 2011

Winner
CinEuphoria
Best Actress - Audience Award
Gabourey Sidibe
Top Ten of the Year - Audience Award
Lee Daniels
Top Ten of the Year - International Competition
Lee Daniels
Best Duo - International Competition
Mo'Nique
Gabourey Sidibe

Costume Designers Guild Awards 2010

Nominee
CDG Award
Excellence in Contemporary Film
Marina Draghici

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2009

Winner
DFWFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique
Winner
Russell Smith Award
Lee Daniels
Nominee
DFWFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Lee Daniels
Best Actress
Gabourey Sidibe

Deauville Film Festival 2009

Winner
Jury Special Prize
Lee Daniels
Nominee
Grand Special Prize
Lee Daniels

Denver Film Critics Society 2010

Winner
DFCS Award
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique
Nominee
DFCS Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Geoffrey Fletcher

Detroit Film Critics Society, US 2009

Winner
DFCS Award
Best Actress
Gabourey Sidibe
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique
Breakthrough Artist
Gabourey Sidibe
Nominee
DFCS Award
Best Ensemble

Directors Guild of America, USA 2010

Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Lee Daniels

Film by the Sea International Film Festival 2010

Winner
Audience Award
PZC Award
Lee Daniels

Film Independent Spirit Awards 2010

Winner
Independent Spirit Award
Best Feature
Lee Daniels
Sarah Siegel-Magness
Gary Magness
Best Female Lead
Gabourey Sidibe
Best Supporting Female
Mo'Nique
Best Director
Lee Daniels
Best First Screenplay
Geoffrey Fletcher

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards 2009

Winner
FFCC Award
Best Actress
Gabourey Sidibe
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique
Winner
Pauline Kael Breakout Award
Gabourey Sidibe

Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) 2010

Nominee
Dorian Award
Film Performance of the Year
Mo'Nique
Film Performance of the Year
Gabourey Sidibe
Film of the Year
LGBT-Themed Film of the Year

GLAAD Media Awards 2010

Nominee
GLAAD Media Award
Outstanding Film - Wide Release

Gold Derby Awards 2010

Winner
Gold Derby Award
Supporting Actress of the Decade
Mo'Nique
As Mary Jones
Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique
As Mary Jones
Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Lead Actress
Gabourey Sidibe
As Claireece "Precious" Jones
Adapted Screenplay
Geoffrey Fletcher
Ensemble Cast
Mariah Carey
Lenny Kravitz
Mo'Nique
Paula Patton
Sherri Shepherd
Gabourey Sidibe

Golden Schmoes Awards 2009

Winner
Golden Schmoes
Best Supporting Actress of the Year
Mo'Nique
Nominee
Golden Schmoes
Best Actress of the Year
Gabourey Sidibe

Golden Trailer Awards 2008

Nominee
Golden Trailer
Best Trailer - No Movie

Hawaii International Film Festival 2009

Winner
Audience Award
Best Narrative Feature
Lee Daniels
Tied with Princess Kaiulani (2009).

Hollywood Film Awards 2009

Winner
Hollywood Film Award
New Hollywood
Gabourey Sidibe

Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2009

Nominee
HFCS Award
Best Actress
Gabourey Sidibe
Best Director
Lee Daniels
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique
Best Screenplay
Geoffrey Fletcher

Humanitas Prize 2010

Winner
Humanitas Prize
Feature Film Category
Geoffrey Fletcher

Image Awards 2010

Winner
Image Award
Outstanding Motion Picture
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Gabourey Sidibe
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Mo'Nique
Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)
Geoffrey Fletcher
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)
Lee Daniels
Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Lenny Kravitz
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Mariah Carey
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Paula Patton

Indiana Film Journalists Association, US 2009

Winner
IFJA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique

Indiewire Critics' Poll 2009

Nominee
ICP Award
Best Lead Performance
Gabourey Sidibe

9th place. Tied with Arta Dobroshi for Le silence de Lorna (2008) and Carey Mulligan for An ... More

9th place. Tied with Arta Dobroshi for Le silence de Lorna (2008) and Carey Mulligan for An Education (2009).

Best Supporting Performance
Mo'Nique
2nd place.

International Cinephile Society Awards 2010

Nominee
ICS Award
Best Actress
Gabourey Sidibe
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique
Runner-Up. Tied with Penélope Cruz for Broken Embraces (2009).

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) 2010

Winner
INOCA
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique
Nominee
INOCA
Best Actress
Gabourey Sidibe
Best Ensemble Cast

Internet Film Critic Society 2009

Winner
IFCS Award
Best Actress
Gabourey Sidibe

Iowa Film Critics Awards 2010

Winner
IFC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique
Best Actress
Gabourey Sidibe

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 2009

Winner
KCFCC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards 2009

Winner
Sierra Award
Best Actress
Gabourey Sidibe
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique

London Critics Circle Film Awards 2010

Winner
ALFS Award
Actress of the Year
Mo'Nique

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2009

Winner
LAFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique

MTV Movie + TV Awards 2010

Nominee
MTV Movie Award
Best Breakout Star
Gabourey Sidibe

National Board of Review, USA 2009

Winner
NBR Award
Breakthrough Performance by an Actress
Gabourey Sidibe

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 2010

Winner
NSFC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2009

Winner
NYFCC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique

New York Film Critics, Online 2009

Winner
NYFCO Award
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique
Top Films of the Year

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards 2009

Winner
OFCC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique
Nominee
OFCC Award
Best Film
5th place

Online Film & Television Association 2010

Winner
OFTA Film Award
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique
Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Actress
Gabourey Sidibe
Best Breakthrough Performance: Female
Gabourey Sidibe
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Geoffrey Fletcher
Best First Screenplay
Geoffrey Fletcher

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2010

Winner
OFCS Award
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique
Nominee
OFCS Award
Best Actress
Gabourey Sidibe

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2010

Winner
Breakthrough Performance Award
Mariah Carey

PGA Awards 2010

Winner
Stanley Kramer Award
Lee Daniels
Sarah Siegel-Magness
Gary Magness
Nominee
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
Lee Daniels
Sarah Siegel-Magness
Gary Magness

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2009

Winner
PFCS Award
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Mo'Nique
Breakout on Camera
Gabourey Sidibe

Robert Festival 2011

Nominee
Robert
Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film)
Lee Daniels

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2009

Nominee
SDFCS Award
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique

San Francisco Film Critics Circle 2009

Winner
SFFCC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique

San Sebastián International Film Festival 2009

Winner
Audience Award
Lee Daniels
Winner
TVE Otra Mirada Award
Lee Daniels

Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2010

Winner
Virtuoso Award
Gabourey Sidibe

Satellite Awards 2009

Winner
Satellite Award
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Mo'Nique
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Geoffrey Fletcher
Winner
Special Achievement Award
Outstanding New Talent
Gabourey Sidibe
10 Best Films of 2009
Nominee
Satellite Award
Best Motion Picture, Drama
Best Director
Lee Daniels
Best Original Song
Mary J. Blige
For the song "I Can See in Color".

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards 2009

Winner
SEFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique
Nominee
SEFCA Award
Best Actress
Gabourey Sidibe
Best Picture
7th place

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US 2009

Winner
SLFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique
Nominee
SLFCA Award
Best Film
Best Actress
Gabourey Sidibe
Special Merit (for best scene, cinematic technique or other memorable aspect or moment)
For "Mo'Nique's scene at the social worker office".

St. Louis International Film Festival 2009

Winner
Audience Choice Award
Best Feature Film
Lee Daniels

Stockholm Film Festival 2009

Winner
Best Actress
Mo'Nique
Winner
FIPRESCI Prize - Honorable Mention
Lee Daniels
Nominee
Bronze Horse
Lee Daniels

Sundance Film Festival 2009

Winner
Audience Award
Dramatic
Lee Daniels
Winner
Grand Jury Prize
Dramatic
Lee Daniels
Winner
Special Jury Prize
Dramatic
Mo'Nique
For acting.

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2009

Nominee
TFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique

Toronto International Film Festival 2009

Winner
People's Choice Award
Lee Daniels

USC Scripter Award 2010

Nominee
USC Scripter Award
Geoffrey Fletcher (screenwriter)
Sapphire (author)

Utah Film Critics Association Awards 2009

Winner
UFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique

Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2010

Nominee
VFCC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique
Best Actress
Gabourey Sidibe

Village Voice Film Poll 2009

Winner
VVFP Award
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique
Worst Film
Nominee
VVFP Award
Best Actress
Gabourey Sidibe
8th place.

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2009

Winner
WAFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique
Best Breakthrough Performance
Gabourey Sidibe
Nominee
WAFCA Award
Best Film
Best Actress
Gabourey Sidibe
Best Ensemble
Mo'Nique
Lenny Kravitz
Paula Patton
Gabourey Sidibe
Mariah Carey
Sherri Shepherd
Stephanie Andujar
Chyna Layne
Amina Robinson
Xosha Roquemore
Best Director
Lee Daniels
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Geoffrey Fletcher

Women Film Critics Circle Awards 2009

Winner
Adrienne Shelly Award
Winner
WFCC Award
Best Young Actress
Gabourey Sidibe
Hall of Shame

"If this film were a poor 'white trash' family/community, it wouldn't have received the applause ... More

"If this film were a poor 'white trash' family/community, it wouldn't have received the applause that it did. The point is that it promotes prejudice against blacks, fat women, unmarried women, less educated women and a whole lot more. That it is successful screams out for another film from the same neighborhood where the family is kept above the fray of stereotyping, by a strong unmarried mother."


Writers Guild of America, USA 2010

Nominee
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Geoffrey Fletcher

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