As a self-proclaimed stand-up comedian and not an actress, Oscar winner
Mo’Nique was in awe to even be standing on the 82nd Annual Academy Awards red carpet. “It feels absolutely amazing!” the star, who took home the honor of best supporting actress for her shocking role as an abusive mother in
Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire, told In Touch at the prestigious event in Hollywood on March 7. Mo’Nique, looking gorgeous in a royal blue Tadashi Shoji gown, fittingly paid homage to Hattie McDaniel, the first African American to win an Oscar for 1939’s Gone With the Wind. “This is the color that Hattie McDaniel wore when she accepted her award,
this is the same flower, the gardenia, that Hattie McDaniel wore in her hair,” she said, adding that she felt “sexy, beautiful” in her exquisite attire. Mo’Nique was escorted to the swanky soiree by her husband, Sidney Hicks.