By Peter Knegt | Indiewire November 18, 2009 at 8:50AM
The Producers Guild of America have announced that "Precious: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire" will be honored with the 2010 Stanley Kramer Award. The film's producers will be honored with the award at the 21st Annual PGA Awards ceremony on Sunday, January 24, 2010 at the Hollywood Palladium.
"'Precious' is a remarkable film that sends a powerful message of hope - brilliantly reminding us that we have the power to persevere regardless of life's difficulties. Stanley Kramer's legacy is ideally celebrated with the selection of this very worthy film," said PGA Awards Co-Chairs David Friendly and Laurence Mark said in a statement.
The Stanley Kramer Award was established in 2002 to "honor a motion picture, television program, studio, network, producer, executive or other individual entity whose work illuminates provocative social issues in an accessible and elevating fashion." Previous winners include "Milk," "The Great Debaters," "An Inconvenient Truth," and "Good Night, and Good Luck."
"Precious," directed by Lee Daniels and starring Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton and Mariah Carey, is widely considered a frontrunner in this year's awards race.