The little indie film that went from nearly going straight to DVD, "Precious
," came full circle this evening setting a new record for success at The Black Reel Awards when it nearly completed a sweep taking home seven awards
at this evening's festivities.
Breaking the previous record of six held by three films, "Love and Basketball," "Ray" and "Dreamgirls," "Precious" blew away the competition by winning Outstanding Picture, Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Director (Lee Daniels), Outstanding Screenplay, Original or Adapted (Geoffrey Fletcher), Outstanding Supporting Actress (Mo'Nique) and two Black Reel Awards for Gabourey Sidibe's debut performance (Outstanding Breakthrough Performance AND Outstanding Actress). The seven awards for "Precious" makes it the most honored film in Black Reel Awards history!