Robert Downey Jr. won the award for Best Actor in a Movie Abomination for pretending to play Sherlock Holmes. These awards really are meaningless. He shouldn't be rewarded for that film; he should be punished.
In Precious, director Lee Daniels returns to the formula that has won him acclaim in the past: stories of poor Black women who are too pathetic, sick and incapable of caring for themselves or their children.
Before teaching disadvantaged children to read, let's teach parents how to lend guidance and address their own problems, and create a real home. Maybe then, they'll show their children the value of reading.