‘Precious’ dominates at the NAACP Image Awards!

Director Lee Daniels and actresses Mo'Nique, Gabby Sidibe and Paula Patton pose in the press room with their Image Award. (Zimbio)

It was a precious night indeed as Lee Daniels and his crew took to the stage at least five time to accept honors for their movie ‘Precious.’

The Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry produced project took home a total of six awards including Best Motion Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Outstanding Writing for a Motion Picture, Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture and Outstanding Independent Motion Picture.

Academy award nominee Gabourey Sidibe brought the crowd to tears when she thanked God for “ordering her steps” and dedicated her Best Actress Image Award  to “the Precious’s everywhere.”

And Mo’Nique who looked stunning in an all white strapless basket woven top dress (still trying to ID it), graced the stage once again to accept the award for Best Supporting Actress. I swear, this woman is getting a whole lot of practice for her Academy Award acceptance speech.

But the night’s real winner was director Lee Daniels, who literally took over the stage when the film won Best Picture. Twitter was all abuzz about his antics but I thought he deserved his time to shine. Sadly the producers of the Image Awards didn’t feel the same because they did indeed cut his speech off.  In his defense, I don’t think a lot of people realize how many doors ‘Precious’ has opened for the black film community. It’s not everyday you see a film with a predominately black cast nominated for multiple Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. He deserved that moment and I hate that it was abruptly snatched away from him.

Other winners included:

Actor in a Motion Picture- Morgan Freeman, ‘Invictus’

Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture- Adam Rodriguez, ‘Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself’

Foreign Motion Picture- The Stoning of Soraya M.

Documentary- Good Hair

For a complete list of winners click here.


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