'Precious' Leads NAACP Image Award Nominations

'Precious leads NAACP Image Award nominations

The powerful story about an abused teen growing up in Harlem tops the nominations the 41st annual NAACP Image Awards.

The film "Precious," based on the novel "Push" by Sapphire, earned eight nominations, including nods for director Lee Daniels, star Gabourey Sidibe and supporting actors Mariah Carey, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton and Lenny Kravitz. The drama was also nominated for Outstanding Motion Picture and Outstanding Independent Film.

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"Invictus," "Michael Jackson's This Is It," "The Blind Side" and "The Princess and the Frog" were also nominated for awards.

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The Image Awards honor diversity in the arts and air Feb. 26 on FOX.