110 min | 2009
Shoval is proud to present one of the most unforgatable films of this century – 6 Academy Awards nominations - PRECIOUS - An Operah Winfrey & Tyler Perry production of a Lee Daniels Film.
Nominated for 6 Academy Oscar Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Script Based on Material Previously Produced or Published, Best Editing.
Winner of 3 awards at the 2009 SUNDANCE Film Festival, and winner of the TOP AUDIENCE AWARD in Tornoto
The Hollywood Reporter says after the Toronto win - "The Oscar Shot for PRECIOUS grew Sunday..."
VARIETY says after the Toronto win - "The Lionsgate pic is solidly poised for award season contention, if the eight-Oscar legacy of Toronto's 2008 aud winner "Slumdog Millionaire" is any indication."
The Critics :
The Hollywood Reporter: "PRECIOUS has no bounds.... An overwhelming, masterful dramatic competition entrant that may have no bounds in the award categories...the film's crystalline performances should propel a word-of-mouth. Solid supporting turns from Mariah Carey, Paula Patton and Lenny Kravitz will also help commercially... As Precious, Sidibie is superb.. As Precious hideous mother, Mo'Nique is cruelty incarnate. It's an astonishing powerful performance... Highest praise to cinematographer Andrew Dunn...and Editor Joe Klotz for the kinetic cuts."
Variety: " PRECIOUS is like a diamond... A film to be loved....Production values are tops...
Screen: Easily the most talked about US film at Sundance... director Lee Daniels creates a must see portrait... Sidibe's whose brave performance is one of the most electrifying debuts in years...it could become a major talking point among kids and adults.. not to mention the storm of press attention it will receive wherever it plays..."
Director: Lee Daniels
Starring: Gabourey Sidibe, Paula Patton, Mo'Nique, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey