Mo’Nique Wins The Globe; Mariah Shows Her GlobesPublished by Clay Cane on Monday, January 18, 2010 at 12:00 am.
Precious won only one award last night at the 67th Annual Golden Globes, but Mo’Nique stole the show with her acceptance speech for best supporting actress. It was no shocker, Mo’Nique beat out some heavy-hitters for her stunning performance as Mary Jones, an abusive mother. A teary Mo’Nique graciously accepted the Golden Globe thanking her husband and the director of Precious, Lee Daniels. She also added for those who have been abused: “It’s now time to tell and it’s OK.”
When Drew Barrymore won for best actress in a miniseries or TV movie, she was so moved by Mo’Nique she said, “You said everything that so many people feel. You are the most eloquent, beautiful human being.”
Congratulations Mo’Nique! This makes her a shoe-in for the Oscar!
Backstage, Mo’Nique said, “I don’t know — to say me winning has a great importance on what the message is. I think the message is far more important than anything…if that one life was changed, we won. So that message is more important than anything.”
The night continued with a cancer-stricken Michael C. Hall winning for his role in Showtime’s Dexter, Sandra Bullock winning for best actress in The Blind Side and James Cameron snagged best director and best film for Avatar. Also, the legendary Martin Scorsese was honored by Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio with the Cecil B. Demille award. Meryl Streep set a record for winning the most Golden Globes of any actor with her seventh win for Julie & Julia.
The night was also filled with mentions of relief efforts for Haiti.
Presenters included Samuel L. Jackson, Mike Tyson and a beautiful Halle Berry. But, probably one of the most talked about moments of the night was Mariah’s bosom — she had her own set of Globes. Gotta love Mimi!
Watch the video of Mo’Nique’s acceptance speech.