Mo’Nique’s critically acclaimed performance in “Precious: Based On The Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” continues to pile up the trophies. The comedienne’s winning streak continued Saturday night at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, where she picked up yet another honor for her role as an abusive mother in the gritty urban drama. Mo’Nique says her awards validate the film’s overall message.

Mo’Nique says while she was happy to leave the intensity of her role on film, she walked away with a better sense of where someone like her character was coming from. She says people like her character, Mary Jones, suffer from mental illness and should be treated, not judged for their actions. Mo’Nique says “Precious” has opened the dialogue for many who have either suffered at the hands of abusers or who have been abusers themselves. The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were presented Saturday night at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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