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"Precious" (2009)

Set in Harlem in 1987, it is the story of Claireece 'Precious' Jones (Gabourey Sidibe), a 16 year old African-American girl born into a life no one would want. She's pregnant for the second time by her absent father; at home, she must wait hand and foot on her mother (Mo'Nique), a poisonously angry woman who abuses her emotionally and physically. School is a place of chaos, and Precious has reached the ninth grade with good marks and an awful secret: she can neither read nor write.

"Precious" Photo Gallery
Gallery of photos from the movie "Precious" starring Mo'Nique, Gabourey Sidibe, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, and Lenny Kravitz.

"Precious" Cast and Filmmakers at the Spirit Awards
The 'blue' carpet at the 2010 Spirit Awards wasn't the easiest place to snag interviews, but the stars of "Precious" - Gabourey Sidibe and Mo'Nique' - the producers, and director Daniels did answer a couple questions before accepting their awards.

"Precious" Poster
Teaser poster for "Precious" directed by Lee Daniels.

Top 10 Actresses of 2009
Gabourey Sidibe earns a spot on my Top 10 Actresses of 2009 list for her performance in "Precious."

Top 10 Actresses of 2009
Gabourey Sidibe earns a spot on my Top 10 Actresses of 2009 list for her performance in "Precious."

Academy Awards
"Precious" picked up nominations in the Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Director categories.

Best Supporting Actresses of 2009
Mo'Nique is picking up lots of award nominations for her difficult role as an abusive mother.

Academy Awards
"Precious" picked up nominations in the Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Director categories.

"Precious" Picks Up Spirit Awards Support
A slew of stars took to the stage to hand out the 2010 Spirit Award trophies, most of which wound up going home with people associated with "Precious." Director Lee Daniels, writer Geoffrey Fletcher, lead actress Gabourey Sidibe and supporting actress Mo'Nique were all winners in their respective categories, and Precious was named Best Feature Film.

"Precious" Movie Credits
Cast list for "Precious," MPAA rating, and release date info.

Official "Precious" Website
Lionsgate's official site for "Precious - Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire." Release Date: November 6, 2009

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