Oscar-Nominated Film Director Lee Daniels Discusses Precious

By Valencia Wicker
Oscar-nominated film director Lee Daniels sat down in Boston for an interview about the making of his Oscar-worthy film, Precious. Daniels, whose laughter and ease are contagious, entered the room like any other guy before reflecting on his directorship of what many are calling a history-making classic. Daniels credited his phenomenal story-telling to working with great actors, and telling a story that really hits close to home. Daniels admitted that his Oscar-nominated film Precious closely mirrors his own life. Daniels talked openly about being physically abused by his father as a child, and said that Precious was a story he had to tell.
The film director described the elements he used to produce Precious. Those included visual implications of his life to improvisational feedback. Precious has created quite the buzz since its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009 when the film won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award. And today, the film is still buzzing. Precious has been nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Acting categories for actresses Gabourey Sidibe and Mo’Nique.