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“Precious” Receives Three Gloden Globe Nominations


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Before “Precious” even hit the theaters, the movie was generating Oscar buzz. The nominations for the Golden Globes are out, and Precious has three nods total.

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Best Motion Picture – Drama

“The Hurt Locker”
“Inglourious Basterds”
“Precious”
“Up in the Air”
“Avatar”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Emily Blunt, “The Young Victoria”
Sandra Bullock, “The Blind Side”
Helen Mirren, “The Last Station”
Carey Mulligan, “An Education”
Gabourey Sidibe, “Precious”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Mo’Nique, “Precious”
Julianne Moore, “A Single Man”
Anna Kendrick, “Up in the Air”
Vera Farmiga, “Up in the Air”
Penelope Cruz, “Nine”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart”
George Clooney, “Up in the Air”
Colin Firth, “A Single Man”
Morgan Freeman, “Invictus”
Tobey Maguire, “Brothers”

 

Mo’Nique Discusses Her Family, Sexual Abuse, and Her Oscar Buzz from the Movie “Precious”


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“Precious” is getting Oscar buzz all around:

While Mo’Nique may be known for her sassy stand-up comedy and larger-than-life personality, at her home just outside of Atlanta she is simply “Mommy.” “When we’re at home it ain’t ‘action and cut’,” says the mom of 4-year-old twins, Jonathan and David, and a 19-year-old son, Shalon. “It’s just like a playground in our house – nothing but fun and love.”

But when she took on the role of an abusive mother in the film Precious: Based on the Novel Push By Sapphire, the actress set her current contentment aside and recalled a much harder time in her life. In this week’s issue of PEOPLE, Mo’Nique opens up about the sexual abuse she allegedly suffered at the hands of her eldest brother – and how she channeled that experience onscreen. “Coming from being molested as a child, when [director Lee Daniels] said, ‘I need you to be this monster,’ well [I] knew who that monster was,” she says. Now, critics are pegging Mo’Nique, 41, as a possible Oscar nominee, but that doesn’t phase her. “Any buzz I’m appreciative of,” she says simply.

Via People