First Mariah Carey and now Mo’Nique, the stars of the film Precious are all being talked about with the word “Oscar” in the same sentence. Here’s the story what people are saying about Mo’Nique’s role in the film (from

According to the New York Post’s Page Six, Dick Cavett, Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn, Bob Balaban and Joel Schumacher saw the film over the holiday weekend in East Hampton, and emerged in awe of the performance by Mo’Nique.

“She doesn’t steal the film — she kicks, screams and pummels it into an Oscar no-brainer,” media critic Bill McCuddy told Page Six.

The filmed, backed by Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry, has already earned raves at Cannes and Sundance, and Mariah Carey has even received praise for her makeup-free role.

Said McCuddy: “If Oprah can get Barack [Obama] elected, she can get Mo’Nique either a Best Supporting Oscar or a Cabinet post.”

Check out photos from the Precious premiere in Cannes below:

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