Finally! We've all been on pins and needles waiting for this day to come and this morning, we got the news we'd been hoping for. The cast and crew of "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire"
must be completely overjoyed. For starters, Mo'Nique is now an official
Oscar nominee. The Baltimore native received her very first Academy
Award nomination for her riveting supporting performance in the film,
as did her co-star, Gabourey Sidibe, who was nominated in the Best
Actress category. Check out who else was nominated for an Academy Award... Read more: Follow the 'Precious' Four: Mo'nique, Gabby Sidibe, Paula Patton and Mariah Carey.Mo'Nique Channeled Former Abuser For 'Precious'.Stars Come Out for Golden Globes
We wish all of our nominees a BIG congratulations on their achievements. The 82nd Annual Academy Awards will air live from Hollywood on March 7. Now, the real countdown begins! Read more: