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Mo’Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire. This makes Mo’Nique the fifth Black woman to win an Academy Award for acting! She joins the ranks of Hattie McDaniel, Whoopi Goldberg, Halle Berry and Jennifer Hudson.  Mo’Nique thanked Hattie McDaniel, Tyler Perry, Oprah Winfrey, her BET family, the Academy and said, “First, I would like to thank the Academy for showing that it can be about the performance and not the politics.”  Congratulations Mo’Nique!-BET