Mo'Nique Skips NYFCC Awards, Wins Anyway

Mo'Nique won a Best Supporting Actress award last night at the 75th annual New York Film Critics Circle dinner. As Roger Friedman reports in his Showbiz 411 column, this made for an interesting turn of events:

It was an odd night for the NYFCC - and this should be noted for future events - because Best Supporting Actress Mo'Nique didn't show up. No one from Precious came to the ceremony, so the group's chief, Armond White, announced the award and moved on. He said, tersely, "The award is hers."

Armond White, as you may recall, is the film critic who claimed that Precious was worse than Norbit and who wrote:

Birth of a Nation glorified the rise of the Ku Klux Klan as a panicky subculture's solution to social change. Precious hyperbolizes the class misery of our nation's left-behinds.

So yeah. It's probably for the best that the cast and crew ignored Mr. White's big night.

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