The movie Precious and stars Mo’Nique and Gabourey Sidibe were honored Friday at the 41st Annual NAACP Image Awards. During the live telecast on Fox, the movie received kudos in the best picture and best indie categories, while Mo’Nique and Sidibe were singled in out in the actress categories. Lee Daniels was lauded for directing the indie film while Geoffrey Fletcher received kudos for writing the screenplay.
The Image Awards honors the accomplishments of minorities in film, TV, music, and literature. The night’s other big winners included Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (outstanding comedy series), Daryl “Chill” Mitchell, Brothers (outstanding actor in a comedy); Cassi Davis, Payne (outstanding actress in a comedy); Lincoln Heights (outstanding drama series); Hill Harper, CSI: NY (outstanding actor in a drama); and Jada Pinkett Smith, HawthRNe (outstanding actress in a drama). The Mo’Nique Show also was singled out as an outstanding talk series and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition won the prize for best reality show.