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July 23, 2014

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Black History Month Profile: 'Precious' Director Lee Daniels

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With his recent Oscar nod for best director, Lee Daniels could wind up being a part of a distinguished group of Academy Award-winning directors, which is yet to have African American among its ranks.

With 'Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire,' Daniels has created a film that not only received six Oscar nominations but also made the Philadelphia native the first African American to land a Directors Guild of America Feature Film Award nomination, too.

Such a feat has never been accomplished by any other black director.

It's been quite a journey for Daniels who, on his first try as producer of 'Monster's Ball' in 2001, got Halle Berry an Academy Award for best actress.

He then went to produce the controversial film 'The Woodsman,' starring Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick and Mos Def.

Wearing a different hat, Daniels made his directorial debut in 2006 with the critically acclaimed 'Shadowboxer,' which starred Oscar winners Helen Mirren and Cuba Gooding, Jr., Stephen Dorff, Vanessa Ferlito, Mo'Nique, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Macy Gray.

Out of the gate with 'Precious,' Daniels has made history, as it is the only film to win the Audience Award from both the Sundance and Toronto film festivals in the same year.

In speaking exclusively with Black Voices, the visionary auteur spoke about the accolades, 'Precious' being a "black movie," and the Mo'Nique controversy.

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