“Precious” receives multiple Oscar nominations

Beverly Hills – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has nominated the drama “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” for six Oscar nominations.


With awards for best picture, best director for Lee Daniels, best actress for Gabourey Sidibe, best supporting actress for Mo’Nique, and best adapted screenplay for Geoffrey Fletcher, Daniels made Oscar history as the second black director of a best picture nominee since John Singleton’s nomination in 1991 for “Boyz N the Hood”.

Announced this morning at the Beverly Hills headquarters of the Academy of Motion Pictures by actress Anne Hathaway, other nominees include: Sandra Bullock who was nominated as best actress for her role in the movie “The Blind Side”, Helen Mirren for “The Last Station”, Meryl Streep for “Julie & Julia” and a best actor nomination for Morgan Freeman for his performance in “Invictus”.

Despite being tipped as a contender for his role in the war flick “The Hurt Locker”, a movie which snagged nine nominations, actor Anthony Mackie failed to garner a nomination for his astounding performance as an American war hero in the Iraq War drama.

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards will be presented on March 7 in a three hour telecast at the prestigious Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles and will be hosted by Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin.

Samantha Ofole-Prince is an entertainment journalist based in Los Angeles and can be reached on sofole@gmail.com

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Report exclusive to TRENDY AFRICA USA @ 2010


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