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Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' By Sapphire Details

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[[Feature~V257291~Monster's Ball~monstersball]] producer [[Performer~P301094~Lee Daniels~leedaniels]] follows up his 2005 directorial debut, [[Feature~V309975~Shadowboxer~shadowboxer]], with this adaptation of author [[Performer~P611644~Sapphire~sapphire]]'s best-selling novel about an overweight, illiterate African-American teen from Harlem who discovers an alternate path in life after she begins attending a new school. Clareece "Precious" Jones is only a teenager, yet she's about to give birth to her second child. Unable to read or write, Clareece shows little prospect for the future until discovering that she has been accepted into an alternative school. There, with a little help from a sympathetic teacher ([[Performer~P446719~Paula Patton~paulapatton]]) and a kindly nurse ([[Performer~P39341~Lenny Kravitiz~lennykravitz]]), the young girl receives something that most teens never get -- a chance to start over. [[Performer~P276938~Mo'nique~monique]] co-stars in an inspirational drama featuring the debut performance of screen newcomer [[Performer~P612787~Gabourey "Gabbie" Sidibe~gaboureysidibe]]. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:November 6, 2009

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Joe Klotz Best Editing 2009 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Mo'Nique Best Supporting Actress 2009 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Mo'Nique Best Supporting Actress 2009 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Mo'Nique Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2009 Winner
Online Film Critics Association Mo'Nique Best Supporting Actress 2009 Winner
Boston Society of Film Critics Mo'Nique Best Supporting Actress 2009 Winner
Detroit Film Critics Society Mo'Nique Best Supporting Actress 2009 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Mo'Nique Best Supporting Actress 2009 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Mo'Nique Best Supporting Actress 2009 Winner
Florida Film Critics Mo'Nique Best Supporting Actress 2009 Winner
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association Mo'Nique Best Supporting Actress 2009 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Mo'Nique Best Supporting Actress 2009 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Mo'Nique Best Supporting Actress 2009 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Mo'Nique Best Supporting Female 2009 Winner
Producers Guild of America Sarah Siegel-Magness Producer of the Year 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Sarah Siegel-Magness Best Picture 2009 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Lee Daniels Best Director 2009 Winner
Producers Guild of America Lee Daniels Producer of the Year 2009 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Lee Daniels Best Director 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lee Daniels Best Director 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lee Daniels Best Picture 2009 Nominee
National Board of Review Gabourey Sidibe Breakthrough Performance by an Actress 2009 Winner
Detroit Film Critics Society Gabourey Sidibe Best Breakthrough Performance 2009 Winner
Florida Film Critics Gabourey Sidibe Best Actress 2009 Winner
Florida Film Critics Gabourey Sidibe Breakout Artist of the Year 2009 Winner
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association Gabourey Sidibe Best Breakthrough Performance 2009 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Gabourey Sidibe Best Female Lead 2009 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Gabourey Sidibe Best Actress 2009 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Gabourey Sidibe Best Actress 2009 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Gabourey Sidibe Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gabourey Sidibe Best Actress 2009 Nominee
Producers Guild of America Gary Magness Producer of the Year 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gary Magness Best Picture 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Geoffrey Fletcher Best Adapted Screenplay 2009 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Geoffrey Fletcher Best First Screenplay 2009 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Geoffrey Fletcher Best Adapted Screenplay 2009 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Geoffrey Fletcher Best Adapted Screenplay 2009 Nominee

Cast

Gabourey Sidibe
as Clareece "Precious" Jones
Lenny Kravitz
as Nurse John
Paula Patton
as Ms. Rain
Mo'Nique
as Mary
Mariah Carey
as Mrs. Weiss
Sherri Shepherd
as Cornrows
Chyna Layne
as Rhonda
Xosha Roquemore
as Joann
Angelic Zambrana
as Consuelo
Aunt Dot
as Tootsie
Nealla Gordon
as Mrs. Lichenstein
Grace Hightower
as Social Worker
Kimberly Russell
as Katherine
Bill Sage
as Mr. Wicher
Susan Taylor
as Fairy Godmother
Rodney "Bear" Jackson
as Carl
Linda Watson
as Female Clerk
Deborah Lohse
as Lady #1
Roy T. Anderson
as Man #2
Ephraim Benton
as Skinny Boy #1
Kola Ogundrian
as Skinny Man

Crew

Lee Daniels
Director
Lee Daniels
Producer
Gary Magness
Producer
Sarah Siegel-Magness
Producer
Geoffrey Fletcher
Screenwriter
Andrew Dunn
Cinematographer
Mario Grigorov
Composer (Music Score)
Lynn Fainchtein
Musical Direction/Supervision
Joe Klotz
Editor
Roshelle Berliner
Production Designer
Matteo DeCosmo
Art Director
Mark G. Mathis
Co-producer
Asger Hussain
Associate Producer
Tom Heller
Executive Producer
Lisa Cortes
Executive Producer
Tyler Perry
Executive Producer
Oprah Winfrey
Executive Producer
Kelley Burney
Set Decorator
Paul Weathered
Set Decorator
Marina Draghici
Costume Designer
Ken Ishii
Sound/Sound Designer
Chip Signore
First Assistant Director
Jessica Kelly
Casting
Billy Hopkins
Casting
Colleen Bachman
Visual Effects Producer
Simone Sheffield
Co-Executive Producer
Sabrina Wright
Properties Master
Tracey Hinds
Second Assistant Director
Roy Farfel
Stunts Coordinator
Gene Harris
Stunts Coordinator
Dan Schrecker
Visual Effects Supervisor
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