The film adaptation of Sapphire's 1996 novel Push, Precious details the life of an African-American teen girl who suffers from sexual and verbal abuse, single motherhood, illiteracy and obesity. Co-produced by Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey and directed by Lee Daniels, the critically-applauded film features the cinematic debut of Gabourey Sidibe as Precious; actors Mo'Nique and Paula Patton, as well as music stars Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz. Since its 2009 release, the film has garnered a plethora of awards and accolades, including six nominations at the 82nd Academy Awards, where Mo'Nique took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

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