Mo’Nique’s Golden Win
Actress, comedian and talk show host, Mo’Nique has another award to add to her trophy case. After winning the Critic’s Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress just a few days ago, the 42 year old just literally struck gold, winning Best Supporting Actress at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards for her role as Mary, a verbally and physically abusive mother n the film Precious.
The film, directed by Lee Daniels and produced by Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry, is an adaptation of the novel Push by Saaphire. The film is a gritty and brave drama that dares to take on the difficult yet important social topics of sexual abuse, illiteracy, poverty, violence, incest, and obesity. The film carries critical acclaim, a plethora of award nominations, and a powerhouse cast which includes Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Lenny Kravitz, newcomer Gabourey ‘Gabby’ Sidibe, and of course the newly awarded Mo’Nique.
A victim of sexual abuse herself, an emotional Mo’Nique accepted her award Sunday evening, boldly stating:
“I celebrate this award with all the Preciouses, with all the Marys — I celebrate this award with every person that’s ever been touched,” she said. “It’s now time to tell. And it’s okay.”
She managed to beat fellow actresses Penélope Cruz, Julianne Moore, Vera Farmiga, and Anna Kendrick for last night’s honor. Mo’Nique is the third Black woman in history to win a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress, following Whoopi Goldberg for Ghost in 1991 and Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls in 2007.
We smell an Oscar on the way soon!
DrJays.com Live congratulates Mo’Nique for her honor and all those involved with Precious for daring to be a voice for the voiceless and addressing adversities people throughout the world face everyday.
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