Precious is a hard film to watch. It is a polarizing film, to be certain. But there is one undeniable truth about Precious that I don’t think even Armond White could deny — Mo’Nique turns in one hell of a performance. I called it from the moment I saw the movie — her performance was ferocious. Take no prisoners. Oscar bait.
Now it’s awards season and Mo’Nique is raking them in.
At the Golden Globes she gave an emotional speech as she won her award.
Sam Fine did her makeup, and Mo’Nique looked amazing! Check out Blaq Vixen Beauty for the details on her look.
And now at the Screen Actors’ Guild awards, she was awarded the trophy for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role.
I see Oscar glimmering in her future.
Of course, critics are mad about the fact that this particular role is being celebrated by Hollywood. And still others are mad for a far more superficial reason — that Mo’Nique finds a way to show off her notoriously hairy legs on the red carpet. But despite my personal feelings about leg hair — I am happy for Mo’Nique. It’s wonderful to see a woman work hard to get where she is, and then reap the rewards for that hard work. Mo’Nique is at an amazing crossroads in her career. I can’t wait to see what films she chooses next!