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2010 Oscars: 'Precious' Shows Its Early Domination by Winning Two Gongs

March 08, 2010 03:17:27 GMT

'Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire' scribe Geoffrey Fletcher collects Best Adapted Screenplay and actress Mo'Nique, who plays Mary Jones, is handed Best Supporting Actress.


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The 82nd Annual Academy Awards is still on-going at the Kodak Theater and more winners are announced. Teaming up with Rachel McAdams, Jake Gyllenhaal reveals on-stage that Geoffrey Fletcher, the writer of "Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire", receives Best Adapted Screenplay prize.

"This is for everybody who works on a dream every day. Precious boys and girls everywhere. All the cast and crew, anyone who's kept believing in me," Geoffrey told the audience. "My two brothers, supported me in every way. My role models, my heroes, Buddy and Todd. My mother, Bettye, angel of my world. My father, Alphonse, who spent so much time with us and taught us everything. I'm sorry I'm drawing a blank right now, but I thank everyone."

The drama movie directed by Lee Daniels also lands another kudo, this time the award goes to Mo'Nique for Best Supporting Actress. After given the golden statuette by Robin Williams, the Mary Jones depicter takes the mic and thanks the Academy for honoring her performance. She also gives her shout out to Hattie McDaniel, the first African American actress to win Oscar, for clearing the way.

She says, "I want to thank Miss Hattie McDaniel for enduring all that she had to so that I would not have to. Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey because you touched it, the whole world saw it. Ricky Anderson, our attorney of Anderson & Smith, thank you for your hard work. My entire BET family, my Precious family, thank you so much. To my amazing husband Sidney, thank you for showing me that sometimes you have to forego doing what's popular in order to do what's right."

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