Claireece Precious Jones endures unimaginable hardships in her young life. Abused by her mother, raped by her father, she grows up poor, angry, illiterate, fat, unloved and generally unnoticed. So what better way to learn about her than through her own, halting dialect.
The Oscar-nominated actress will appear as a recurring guest star.
The Hurt Locker sweeps this year's award show to take Best Picture and Best Director!
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Precious sweeps the ceremony with five awards including Best Picture.
The Hurt Locker and Up in the Air take home the feature film awards.
Avatar and The Hurt Locker lead the Oscar race with 9 nominations each.
Avatar, Star Trek and The Hangover are among the nominated films.
James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow among the nominees.
The awards ceremony celebrating independent film will be held on March 5th in Los Angeles.
The studio could release the film in 1,200 theaters by November 20.