Mo’Nique is one of the best-loved female comedians of the new millennium, and a role model for plus-sized women everywhere. Because of her so-called lack of participation at some awards ceremonies and festivals for the film Precious which she co-stars in, tonight Mo’Nique was able to finally put a lot of critics to rest at The Golden Globes.
Probably best known as The Queen of Comedy, and now the Queen of Late Nite, Mo’Nique won for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as an abusive parent in the film titled Precious, which is a family drama based on the novel by Sapphire.
On Friday night, Mo’Nique won an Award at the Critics Choice Movie Awards in Hollywood for the same film, after several months of her being quizzed about failing to show up and support the film at a series of festivals and awards shows. Mo’Nique, who picked up a Best Supporting Actress prize at the event was even backstage chatting to the media when one journalist asked her to explain why she snubbed a series of events, including the Toronto Film Festival, New York Film Festival and New York Film Critics Awards.
Mo'Nique called her husband Sidney Hicks to the press room stage to answer the question on her behalf.
He calmly told the media, "She's the first woman of African-American descent to ever have a late-night TV show, she's also a comedienne... In conjunction with that, she's a mother, she's also a wife. "She hasn't been at all of them, but she has been at some... She'd rather portray a bad mother in the movies than actually be one in real life."
All we have to say is MoNique stated that she wanted the film to stand on its own legs and be credited for what it was- which was a great film. It seems that so far The Golden Globes and The Critics Choice Movie Awards also agree with her.
Next up, the Academy Awards.
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