Monday, October 05, 2009

Precious & the Oscars

If you're an Oscar prognosticator, or even someone tracking opinions of what's going to be "critically acclaimed" come year end, you've probably heard of the film which often carries the long title Precious Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire.

Perhaps you've seen me mention this film on StrangeCulture in the following post:
This film has been in the award buzz spotlight since it's Sundance film festival awards early in January. At Sundance earlier in the year it won the Audience Award, Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature, and special jury prize for Mo'nique.

Yes, that Mo'Nique. Nikki Parker of The Parker's Mo'Nique...or the potential Oscar nominee Mo'Nique. (Mo'Nique pictured above in this acclaimed role)

This film with it's heavy content seems like it might mix up the Academy Award nominee's from being limited to skinny white girls with British accents.

Nominations Precious seems to have a chance at...
  • Best Picture (Executive Producers Tyler Perry & Oprah Winfrey)
  • Best Director, Lee Daniels
  • Best Actress, Gabourey Sidibe
  • Best Supporting Actress, Mo’Nique
  • Best Supporting Actress, Mariah Carey
  • Best Adapted Screenplay, Geoffery Fletcher
  • Best Film Editing, Joe Klotz
  • Best Original Song, “I See in Color,” Mary J. Blige

Pretty impressive potential for a film of this size and theme.

Check out the preview here for a better idea of what this film is all about. No doubt, it has a heavy story line and probably not a huge box office take, but it's hard to tell what Tyler Perry, Oprah Winfrey, and critical acclaim can do.


Attila the Mom said...

Now I'm going to have to see this! LOL

Danny King said...

The trailer certainly looks devastating, but also brilliant nonetheless. I actually think this film might have some more box office pull than some people think. With the Oscar buzz, Winfrey and Perry producing, and Mariah Carey involved, I think this film could actually make some decent money as well as garner the critical acclaim.

Michael Parsons said...

I think Sibide could actually steel the Oscar away. People have said her performance is so good, it is like watching a documentary.