Mo'Nique's getting some flack from the Oscar crowd for refusing to campaign for an Academy Award. She says her campaign should be her stellar performance. Find out how Mo'Nique focused on her role as an abusive mother in 'Precious' Check out Mo's 'Precious' Premier look Award season came early for Mo'Nique

Essence.com
Jan, 09, 2010


MoNique-300-425.jpg We love Mo'Nique because she always keeps it real--like when she went without make-up and showed us her 'real' face in "Precious." According to the NYTimes.com, The actress, comic and talk show host said she's not campaigning for the Oscars just to win an award.

"Anytime I've been given an award, it has been because of the performance; what else goes into it?" Mo'Nique said to Oscar press. "Look, it makes me appreciative any time someone says they may want to honor your performance. I'm appreciative at any talk in reference to any award, but there's not much I can do about it now. The performance is done."

Mo' says she's not about to forget her priorities--her four-year-old twins, her 19-year-old son, her "amazing husband" and "The Mo'Nique Show"--just to go after the prestigious trophy.

"Precious" director Lee Daniels' stood behind his star supporting actress saying, "We are in our bubble, and we pay no attention to any talk about what she should and should not be doing right now."

Do you think Mo'nique is hurting her chances of winning an Academy Award? Do you think she's concerned with winning the award or just happy enough to have been apart of the film?

Find out how Mo'Nique focused on her role as an abusive mother in 'Precious'

Check out Mo's 'Precious' Premier look

Award season came early for Mo'Nique


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