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Precious Sweeps NAACP Nominations


Precious: Based on the Novel by Push by Sapphire swept the NAACP Award nominations, scoring nods for Best Picture, Best Director for out filmmaker Lee Daniels, and acting nods for stars Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique and Mariah Carey.

The film also scored nominations for costars Paula Patton and Lenny Kravitz in the Best Supporting Actress and Actor categories, respectfully. Patton is nominated for playing a lesbian schoolteacher in the film.

Writer Geoffrey Fletcher also scored a nod for Best Screenplay.

The most interesting category, perhaps, is the Best Actress field. Sidibe will face off against Anika Noni Rose for The Princess and the Frog, Sophie Okonedo for Skin, Taraji P. Henson for I Can Do Bad All By Myself, and Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side.

The Blind Side tells the story of a well-to-do white socialite who takes in a black high school student after he is all but abandoned by his family. The film is based on a true story.

Interestingly, Carey picked up a Breakthrough Performance Award this week at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and made a rambling, at times incoherent acceptance speech. Check out the video below.

Click here for a complete list of nominees. The NAACP Awards will air on February 26 on Fox.

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