Golden Globe Nominations; Mo’Nique Talks To BET About Nod

Published by Clay Cane on Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 10:02 am.

preciousThe 67th Annual Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Precious grabbed three nominations — best supporting actress (Mo’Nique), best actress (Gabourey Sidibe) and best film.

I am surprised Precious did not receive more nods. It is one of the best films I have seen in over 10 years — Black or White. Lee Daniels didn’t receive a nod for best director. No screenplay nod either, but Neill Blomkamp for District 9 was nominated for best screenplay, which, to me, was one of the worst films of ‘09. Precious is one of the best screenplay adaptations I have ever seen. Also, nothing for original song — I thought Mary J. Blige’s “I Can See In Color” was a shoe-in for a nomination.

Dreamgirls received more nominations than this!  Maybe if Precious was directed by a non-Black person, it would’ve gotten more love — think Steven Spielberg getting nods for The Color Purple and the mediocre Amistad or Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire.  Fortunately, Lee Daniels isn’t doing this for the awards, but as a moviegoer, I am disappointed.

Other notable nominations are Morgan Freeman for best actor in Invictus. The Princess and the Frog for best animated film. Chiwetel Ejiofor for actor in a miniseries or made-for-TV movie in Endgame.

Last night, Mo’Nique spoke with BET about her nomination. Check out the video below.

Here are the main categories:

Drama: Up in the Air, Avatar, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire.

Comedy or musical: Nine, (500) Days of Summer, The Hangover, It’s Complicated, Julie & Julia.

Actor, drama: George Clooney, Up in the Air ; Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart, ; Colin Firth, A Single Man; Morgan Freeman, Invictus ; Tobey Maguire, Brothers.

Actress, drama: Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side ; Emily Blunt;The Young Victoria ; Helen Mirren, The Last Station ; Carey Mulligan, An Education ; Gabourey Sidibe, Precious.

Actor, comedy or musical: Matt Damon, The Informant! ; Daniel Day Lewis, Nine ; Robert Downey Jr., Sherlock Holmes ; Joseph Gordon-Levitt, (500) Days of Summer ; Michael Stuhlbarg, A Serious Man.

Actress, motion picture comedy or musical: Sandra Bullock, The Proposal ; Marion Cotillard, Nine ; Julia Roberts, Duplicity ; Meryl Streep, twice, for Julie & Julia and It’s Complicated.

Supporting actor, motion picture: Matt Damon, Invictus ; Woody Harrelson, The Messenger ; Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds ; Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones ; Christopher Plummer, The Last Station.

Supporting actress, motion picture: Penelope Cruz, Nine; Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air; Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air; Mo’Nique, Precious; ; Julianne Moore, A Single Man.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow; The Hurt Locker ; James Cameron, Avatar ; Clint Eastwood, Invictus ; Jason Reitman, Up in the Air ; Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds.

The Golden Globes will air Sunday, January 17, hosted by Ricky GervaisClick here for a complete list of nominees.

UPDATE:  Mo’Nique won the Golden Globe – click here for the story!

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bria Said on

precious was a very big gurl and she didnt no what she wanted and monique you should be a shame of yo self talkin to that gurl like that lol

Bresha Said on

This is onne of the best movies in 2009. It’s makes hevy weigh people think they can do anything thing the want. (Which they can). Great movie. I give it a 5 thumbs up & 5 Stars. Fatastic

MISSY J Said on

Miss Mo was phenominal; Gabourey Sidibe was awesome and I have a new respect for Miss Carey. Precious “IS” an excellent movie. If only our society could appreciate the mesage this movie is trying to send to us.

shareece Said on

bad show monique.. i dont like yuu ni more 4 dat i dont care if yuu werr jus playena show

Alfreda Luckie Said on

I thought it was a great movie, Miss Mo really played her part

Janelle Said on

GREAT MOVIE!!!!! Love you Mo in the movie….keep up the good work.

adore Said on

I didnt like it. I realize it was a true story therefore it was persented in “raw” form, but it didnt display any real over come and it was just too vulgar and in a lot of ways nasty. I couldnt get through the film with out thoughts and feelings of sheer and utter disgust. Im sorry but I just cant get wit it.

sha-sha Said on

There are a lot of teenagers that are feeling the same pain!,and I applaud the producers,directors etc etc;; for such a powerful,but yet sad movie!However,I would like to comment on the negative statement’s from above! This is a story that depict’s every day living for someone,and to not be able to understand the realness of the story line is utter ignorance!Remember these are just brilliant actors,depicting a real story line no need to hate on Monique,because at the end of the day,she will continue to get paid!

SewMil Said on

Have not seen the movie – yet! But, my daughter is reading the book and from what she tells me – I can not imagine any one – more so a child having, enduring the crucial and demoralizing acts this woman went through from her parents – Thank the Lord , she live to tell the story.

And, for you Monique, The Queen of Comedy – keep allowing our Lord and Savior to bless you with the talents to tell the stories.

We do not have to receive acknowledgement from mankind – because, we acknowledge our gifts when we perform – that ’s something no man can take from us. So, keep doing what you do and say, “Thank You!”

And, that goes for everyone who was apart of this story – from the director, producer, actor, supporting actor, stage manager, lighting techinican, etc.

wellington527 Said on

Congradulations to the cast of Precious.

debrakilgore Said on

Congrats Monique, its always good to see a powerful sista handle her business. I appreciate what you do.

NeeC Said on

I loved the movie. Don’t get me wrong or anything; Monique did play her part ; but I would never think she would accept a part like that. Cause if it was me there is not enough money in the world that could get me to play that part. I love u Monique but damn that was not you. I cried and was hurt. But at the end of the day you did your thang. Congats and god bless.

Just next time think twice before u accept a roll like that. I love the funny and loving parts you play.

Andrew Shawe Said on

I have not seen the movie nor read the book. However, I’m sure it had great significance to the public on a whole. Anyway, I wish the actors all the best in there review for the movie and hope this movie is just another step-in-stone to
better movies to come in the near future on their part.

Kinesha Said on

I liked the movie but this is not one of the best that tyler perry made. I was shocked because monique is a very funny person and that what i am use to. But the movie was good.

phyllis ware Said on

mo’nique, congratulateion you were wonderful in precious. and for does that didn’t understand the movie stop hateing.

bytwenty8 Said on

surprised it didn’t get more nods, too. i would’ve gone on strike if i didn’t hear best/supporting actress, but still particularly disappointed about it not getting best director. NOT TO MENTION my irked-ness at Meryl Streep copping a double nod in the same category. smh ( >: { my hater face)

Barry Said on

Mo, you stole the movie. Congratulations. Who’d have thunk you had all that depth? Devastating portrayal of how a “system” creates “evil”. Now let’s find out how prevalent this is, and talk about solutions. There are souls to save! All the best!

paul Said on

oh please this mobie is nothing but hype, it was ai’ght

Pissed Off!! Said on

Dear BET: STOP the automatic video player already! I hate it. STOP forcing viewers to view ads and your comments. I’d like to be able to select what I want to hear or see. I wish my escape key worked faster. You all are annoying me. And, its sad the film industry is still so racist and out of touch that they ignore the people behind the movie, “PRECIOUS”.

joblo Said on

Go Mo’Nique!