Precious, based on the bestselling novel Push won two Oscars last night. One for best writing, and the second for Mo’Nique, the best actress in a supporting role.
Precious was also nominated for best actress in a leading role, best directing and best film editing.
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Precious Jones, an illiterate sixteen-year-old, has up until now been invisible to the father who rapes her and the mother who batters her and to the authorities who dismiss her as just one more of Harlem’s casualties. But when Precious, pregnant with a second child by her father, meets a determined and radical teacher, we follow her on a journey of education and enlightenment as she learns not only how to write about her life, but how to make it truly her own for the first time.
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