Jan 26 2009

'Push' Wins Top Awards at Sundance Film Festival

< > Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire starring Mariah alongside Mo’Nique, Gabourey Sidibe and Lenny Kravitz won the top awards at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival:

Grand Jury Prize (U.S. Dramatic Competition) – Winner: Push
Audience Award (U.S. Dramatic) – Winner: Push
Special Jury Prize (U.S. Dramatic, for Acting) – Winner: Mo’Nique, Push

Lee Daniels, the director of the film, picked up the awards and said:

"This is so important to me because this is speaking for every minority that's in Harlem, that's in Detroit, that's in Watts, that's being abused, that can't read, that's obese and that we turn our back on. And this is for every gay little boy and girl that's being tortured. If I can do this ... ya'll can do this."

When he picked up the grand jury prize later in the evening, Daniels acknowledged: "I'm drunk. I got like three shots right after we got the last one."

to the cast and crew of Push!
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