Last night comedienne Mo'Nique, won a Golden Globe (Best Supporting Actress) for her role as Mary Jones, an abusive mother in the independently made film, Precious.
I watched Precious on Boxing Day and I've never been so shocked at a film within the first 15 mins (not including my reactions to American History X and Mississippi's Burning) and it stayed with me for days afterwards. Writing this post has reminded me I need to get hold of a copy of the book, Push by Sapphire on which it's based on.
If you get the chance to watch this film, please do. I don't want to give anything away other than it's very raw, very emotional and in my opinion fully deserves the acclaim it's received to date.
When I watched Mo'Niques acceptance speech this morning, it brought tears to my eyes:
If you've seen Precious, then I think you'll agree that she fully deserved to win a Golden Globe for her performance.
Well done Mo'Nique!