83rd Academy Awards Nominations Annoucement

Comedian/actress Mo'Nique says Hollywood blackballed her after she won the Academy Award for her role in Lee Daniels' critically acclaimed film Precious.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Mo'Nique recalled winning the Oscar and expecting to receive an abundance of higher quality movie roles. But that didn't happen, and she said director-of-the-moment Lee Daniels told her why.

"I got a phone call from Lee Daniels maybe six or seven months ago. And he said to me, 'Mo'Nique, you've been blackballed.' And I said, 'I've been blackballed? Why have I been blackballed?' And he said, 'Because you didn't play the game.' And I said, 'Well, what game is that?' And he gave me no response. The next thing he said to me was, 'Your husband is outbidding you.' But he never asked me what [salary] we were asking for."

Mo'Nique said her husband and manager Sidney Hicks, who is also an actor, decided the best alternative for her was to go independent. She and Hicks have an independent film set for limited theater release on April 24 called Blackbird.

Mo'Nique denied rampant rumors that she is "difficult" to work with on the set.

"Whoever those people are who say, "Mo'Nique is difficult," those people are either heartless, ruthless or treat people like they're worthless. And that's unacceptable," said Mo'Nique. "They're set to say, 'Mo'Nique is tactless, she's tacky.' That's why I have my beautiful husband, because he's so full of tact, 'cause I'm a girl from Baltimore. I come from a blue-collar town — and being from that place, you learn not to let anybody take advantage of you. You don't let people mistreat you. You stand up for what's right."

Mo'Nique also low-key blamed Oprah for being the main culprit behind her being blackballed.

Mo'Nique said she was offered the role as Forest Whitaker's mother in Daniels' movie The Butler. But Daniels gave the role to Oprah. Mo'Nique was also offered the role of late comedian Richard Pryor's grandmother in Daniels's upcoming biopic on Pryor's life. But that role also went to Oprah, who obviously used her significant influence over Daniels in her shameless pursuit of an Academy Award nomination.

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    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      :popcorn: I aint thought or cared enough to think about this to have an opinion.

    • Unshakable

      Hollyweird ain't no joke. :no:

    • Unshakable

      @Dot,

      Morning love......how are you doing? :hug:

    • whitty hutton

      being from a particular place is no excuse for being tactless. the fact that she acknowledges being tactless means she can/could have changed it but chose not to.

      as far as oprah being to blame... :rolleyes: oprah been in the game a long time and she's a bigger box office draw than Monique will ever be. that's why lee chose oprah - money talks!

    • kamadiva

      I got nothing...but did hear her attitude was the worse and thought she should make Julia Roberts $$ after the Oscars.

    • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

      So is she saying that's why EBT killed her show too?

    • https://twitter.com/Mizz_Dallas mizzdallas

      Maybe she was blackballed because of herhairy azz legs....

      Goodmorning yawl!!

    • KDub

      Forest Whitaker mama in "The Butler" was Mimi Carey Sandra.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      :hug: Shake n'Bake

    • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

      whitty hutton says:

      what hairlova said:
      Wow Reeally? I go when I have to. But I will hold my boo boo til I get home. Stomach be all hurting and shyt. But I will not boo boo here.
      —————————-
      you don’t be prairie dogging do ya? :rofl:
      _______

      Whitty wtf is prairie dogging??? lmfao

    • SOTHERNGRL

      I dont know what is going on with her. Dont care really :shrug: She had that talk show awhile back and she was loud as fugg.

    • Time to Waste

      Why she play like she didn't know, we all knew.
      You tried it gurl. Oprah said NO ma'am!

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      whitty hutton says:

      @jeni
      hubby gets on me all the time for holding it til we get home. i had to explain to him that i’m used to it cuz i hold it at work because i get nauseous easily and we only have a few floors hence only three bathrooms…and once all three are lit up, i gotta hold it til i get home. plus, i don’t like public restrooms anyway. i’d rather pee outside the car or in the bushes instead of a public restroom.
      ____________

      Chile it actually took years for me to do the number 2 in a public restroom .... I refused ya hear..... I'm talking well over 21 before I did that ... :ashamed: I guess Im kinda off in that light ... but it was serious.... I would drive home quick to handle my business :steer: damn shame .... now I have lightened up a bit :hahaha:

    • KDub

      Ain't her, her husband, her hairy ass underarms and legs, swingers?

    • KDub

      She got blackballed cause Lee got tired of her church mama arms on a newly skinny body.

    • kamadiva

      @Whitty and Jenie - ION do public restrooms either! And Hate when I have LilDiva and she has to go... ugh!

      But I keep Clorax wipes and purse sized Lysol at all times!

    • Locapoca

      Mo’Nique recalled winning the Oscar and expecting to receive an abundance of higher quality movie roles
      ^^^^^^

      Monique >>>> :haha: <<<< Oprah & Lee Daniels

    • whitty hutton

      i heard the term when i used to listen to rickey smiley. he was talkin about having to doodoo on a flight one time and didn't wanna use the airplane restroom cuz he knew it would stank real bad. so he said he prairie dogged the entire flight. just picture a prairie dog bobbing up and down in its hole...

    • Milky

      I want her to polish them ugly azz feetz uptop!!! yuck!!! Why some bishes don't believe in pedicures???

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Well Mo this latest revelation definitely want help ya case :tea: it's good to be outspoken but sometime ya tongue should be held.... Everything does not deserve a reaction :tea: IJS ....... That comes with humility

    • https://twitter.com/Mizz_Dallas mizzdallas

      @kdub

      Hairy legs did say had threesomes but she went later to deny what she said initially because her grandmother ask her about it and hairy legs felt embarrassed about what she said..

    • Milky

      so he said he prairie dogged the entire flight. just picture a prairie dog bobbing up and down in its hole…
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      :wtf: so he letting shait slip out a little and suck it byke in??? :vomit: shaitty azz!!!

    • KDub

      Why some bishes don’t believe in pedicures???
      ^^^^^
      She don't eem belee in hair removal Milky. :rofl: You asking a damn LOT sis. Be reasonable?

    • whitty hutton

      @ jeni and kama
      omg...the movie theater bathrooms are the worse. i won't even go to dinner before a movie anymore for fear i may have to go and have to use the movie theater restroom. and i will layer a toilet seat with a whole damn roll of paper if i have a kid with me and can't hold 'em up or they have to do #2

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU RAZZ be like: :tea:

      Mo’Nique said she was offered the role as Forest Whitaker’s mother in Daniels’ movie The Butler. But Daniels gave the role to Oprah
      --------------------
      Mother was Maria Carey and wife was Oprah... somebody ain't seent it

    • Candy Cane

      Sounds like she didn't do enough cooning and shucking and jiving for Hollywood. I can't say I blame her. Kissing ass may not be her thing. Goodt for her. :yes: :tea:

    • Milky

      She don’t eem belee in hair removal Milky. You asking a damn LOT sis. Be reasonable?
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      I know, but I can't stand jacked up feetz! Especially when yo feetz jacked and you want to wear opentoe/peeptoe shoes... Feetz lookin like they been walkin on dirt roads bearfoot all they darn life!!!

    • KDub

      Welp time to go. Yall be "bless" as my Ribcage would hate for me to say.

    • Milky

      Kdub it look like in the pic uptop the bish used some nair or got her legs waxed. She prolley don't even shave under her arms, she probably got an full afro under her arms.... :vomit:

    • Miany

      I agree Jenie...she was better off not telling the world...folk dont black ball you so you can out em :shocked:

    • Candy Cane

      The fact that I'm allergic to cooning and shucking and jiving may be my downfall too. I just can't do it. Especially cause I know I'm just as smart as Becky or whoever else wants me to kiss their ass cause they have the "power" All that phony shyt is for the birds.

    • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

      I guess when they have the next movie called Black Yeti..the untold story of a woman in Hollywood who refused to shave... then they'll call her :tea:

      :smack: HAPPY FRIDAY YALL!!! :yahoo:

    • whitty hutton

      maybe she should reach out to the folks at lifetime since they're starting to make more movies that cater to black folks. i think she did an excellent job in precious and would like to see her in other stuff.

    • https://scontentxfp1/v/t42.1790-2/10883260_10205181477284067_1503867899_n.mp4 MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

      WHALE.. I have heard through my connections that she was being a bit much after she won DA IDOL :lol: And by my connections I mean CHARLAMAGNE said he heard from somebody on the radio this morning ….
      @Whitty *mushes you in the back of the head like Afro Man did that lady* I hope you ain’t getting in your feelings cause I made a joke :huh: You need to be mad at the person who said your coochie smell like wet batteries. Let me stop playing :hugs: These just jokes. Whitty don’t smell. I think. Me and her ain’t never got down like that… at a party… on accident… while a friend turned her head real fast… while I smashed a dude we both wanted…. But she was peeking.. :hide: and she slid her panties to the side… and joined in …and we scissored… and then I told her to get the F up off me cause I ain’t gay :ghost: That was my rea-cap from yesterday :lol:

    • kamadiva

      @Milky...underarms looking like Ludacris 'fro! EWWWW

    • Blanche Devereaux

      whitty hutton says:

      @ jeni and kama
      omg…the movie theater bathrooms are the worse. i won’t even go to dinner before a movie anymore for fear i may have to go and have to use the movie theater restroom. and i will layer a toilet seat with a whole damn roll of paper if i have a kid with me and can’t hold ‘em up or they have to do #2
      ..........................

      this takes me back to this time I took Blanche 6 (at the time blanche 3) to the movies. I was pregnant with blanche 2 and I couldnt lift her to use the bathroom. I was like 9 months and we were alone. Before I could even get the tissue to put down on the toilet, I turn around and she is peeing standing up :facepalm: I didn't know whether i should be proud or confused. Hell I still dont
      :rofl:

    • MoniquetheGeek

      She prolley don’t even shave under her arms
      ________________
      She has sweaty armpits above. There has to be a bush under her arms.

    • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

      KDub says:

      Ain’t her, her husband, her hairy ass underarms and legs, swingers?
      -------------------
      :rofl: They need something to hold on to.. :think: or meybee.. they want to feel like they are lying on a bearskin rug or something..

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      If my child instant message me from my mom FB one mo got damn time :mad: damn phone keep beeping

    • kamadiva

      @Taken- That was my rea-cap from yesterday :lol:
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      holding my pearls... OH MY!!!

    • Candy Cane

      Why shouldn't she speak out on the bullshyt that goes on behind the scenes of Hollywood? If she's being blackballed she needs to tell her side of the story. Her being quiet only allows them to win. I'm glad she telling the truth. If you can't get in one way, kick down another door. You never know who is reading/watching #nocooningin2015

    • Sucker Free Esq.

      Baaayybeee....no one cares.

      She's loud and aggressive and it shows. I avoid these types. Hollywood does too apparently.

      Hi Everybody...I'm new. You guys are hilarious!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

      Her big azz need to shut up.
      :facepalm:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

      Yall seen Omarion went in for circumcision and it went "bad" and he suing.

      :ha: :haha:
      :rofl:
      :lol:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Miany says:

      I agree Jenie…she was better off not telling the world…folk dont black ball you so you can out em
      _____________

      How bout folks can't black ball period truth be told .... what God has for you is for you :nun: and whatever doors are blocked ... them shyts not meant to be open :tea:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Man that dude walking like a true Cowboy aye :lol:

    • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

      She black balled herself and she back stabbed Lee by even making that statement. She will continue to be unemployable in Hollywood. Way to go Mo.

    • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

      jeniefrumdabloc says:

      Miany says:

      I agree Jenie…she was better off not telling the world…folk dont black ball you so you can out em
      _____________

      How bout folks can’t black ball period truth be told …. what God has for you is for you :nun: and whatever doors are blocked … them shyts not meant to be open :tea:
      ---------------
      Yesssssmaaaam!! :nun:

    • https://scontentxfp1/v/t42.1790-2/10883260_10205181477284067_1503867899_n.mp4 MisTaken: So thick :buttshake: she make everybody else in the room so uncomfortable :winky:

      @Omarion suing :smack: what happened they took too much off the top? :wails:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :facepalm:

    • whitty hutton

      @ man,
      he shoulda filed that suit under a false name. niggas gon' clown his ass forevah bout this shyt! :lol:

      ugh...I've never been with an uncircumcised man and have only seen a picture of it online. there's whole websites dedicated to smegma. look it up and prepare to :hurl:

    • Candy Cane

      :cosign: Jenie

    • whitty hutton

      what bird said:
      She black balled herself and she back stabbed Lee by even making that statement. She will continue to be unemployable in Hollywood. Way to go Mo.
      -------------------------------
      :preach:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      These just jokes. Whitty don’t smell. I think. Me and her ain’t never got down like that… at a party… on accident… while a friend turned her head real fast… while I smashed a dude we both wanted…. But she was peeking.. ? and she slid her panties to the side… and joined in …and we scissored… and then I told her to get the F up off me cause I ain’t gay ? That was my rea-cap from yesterday ?

      *****

      :dead: :ghost:

    • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Wears Prada :nun: …that’s all. :tea:

      :think: sound like Mo may be sleeping with the enemy (at least when he's actually in Their bed... :kona: )

    • kamadiva

      Yall seen Omarion went in for circumcision and it went “bad” and he suing.
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

      He should have went to an old school DR. These new ones don't know what to do cos they using the laser. I have three lil male cousins who each had to get theirs re-cut because they were not done correctly.

    • Candy Cane

      :facepalm:
      How she stabbed him in the back when Lee GAVE her parts HE promised HER to Oprah, cause the powers that be told him too. Sounds like it's the other way around to me. Let me find out its some coons on the blog... :tea:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Candy Cane says:

      The fact that I’m allergic to cooning and shucking and jiving may be my downfall too. I just can’t do it. Especially cause I know I’m just as smart as Becky or whoever else wants me to kiss their ass cause they have the “power” All that phony shyt is for the birds.
      _____________

      Everything ain't cooning Mah ..... Practicing control of ya mouthpiece is not cooning ..... it's called being mature ..... have you ever heard the saying " A squeaky wagon can make a lot of noise" think about it :yes:

    • SummerBaby

      :tea:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      I am not believing Omarion admitted to snip gone wrong ... let me go see :typing:

    • SummerBaby

      Yall seen Omarion went in for circumcision and it went “bad” and he suing.
      ----------------
      :eek:

    • Phrozen1der

      From Downstairs

      @Mistaken :rofl: I hate you yo...

      "Mo’Nique said she was offered the role as Forest Whitaker’s mother in Daniels’ movie The Butler." <---Did you mean "wife"? :blink:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      what God has for you is for you ? and whatever doors are blocked … them shyts not meant to be open

      ***********

      :preach:

    • Miany

      :waves: hairlover, unshak, timetowaste, kdub, jenie, milky, candy, whitty, mizzdallas, loca, kamadiva, sothrn, vdot, razz,

    • Time to Waste

      She black balled herself and she back stabbed Lee by even making that statement. She will continue to be unemployable in Hollywood. Way to go Mo.
      ——————————-
      WORD!
      Big Dummy!

    • Candy Cane

      If I'm being mistreated or if I want something I'm not keeping my mouth shut. That's crazy. I'm sure her demands were not more than what any other Oscars winner has asked for. We got to stop believing everything "they" tell us. They probably asked her to do something that was against her morals or her blackness and she said he'll naw.

      Same shyt they did to Dave Chapelle cause won't conform to what them white folks wanted...

    • Time to Waste

      You if we get a Drake and Ye album I can go to glory with a :grill:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

      How you come up with an amount to sue for with a bad circumcision? :think:

    • Milky

      @Man :wtf: is that in yo gravi and explanation please!! :kiss:

    • Candy Cane

      So I guess Dave Chapelle blackballed himself too? :tea:

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

      :waves: Miany

      What did Bad Habits BM do? Try to make her presence known?

    • kamadiva

      :hi: Miany!

      I see Candy Cane is related to Interloop! :LOL:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

      Have they pulled the criminal record for "Psycho-Mom" that went all "Scarface" and got popped in Vegas? :think:

      I saw they made an arrest... and apparently she "helped the kid" before.

    • Time to Waste

      They probably asked her to do something that was against her morals or her blackness and she said he’ll naw.
      ---------------------
      At the time she didn't want to do the promo.
      Said she was nominated and that should be all the promo she should give

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Chile :newpost: let the fawkery begin :woohoo:

    • Milky

      :waveA @Miany

    • Phrozen1der

      @Man

      Botched surgery= 1 million, pain and suffering= 3 million..total $25 million dollars.. :lol:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

      @MILKY

      I was trying to show the ladies how nicely my beard grew in after they clowned me bout my "beard filler" from a few weeks ago. Now my chit is A-1 and they still hating. :facepalm:

    • Candy Cane

      Ya'll seen Master P's new video called Drug Dealer... It's hideous... Can we stop glorifying that life in 2015? I mean get it how you live, but telling the whole world you sell dope is another form of cooning to me... :tea:

    • Torae

      What's wrong with her speaking out if they arent treating you right? Maybe she didnt play the game and kiss people ass. People that are cosigning against her..would you speak up if you aren't getting treated right at your workplace? She turned out to be a great actress and we know she would've done a great job in those movies. Oprah plays the same character in every movie.

    • Vanna is the root of all evil

      Hey miany

    • KDub

      She don't shave. That went against her morals. "They" was like: Aye Mo you gotta get rid of that 25 years worth of underarm hair bish. She was like...No. Against my morals. :stop:

    • KDub

      "They" was like Mo :stop: you gotta stop talking about these threesomes with your husband. Not a good look. She was like: FOH. No. Against my morals. Keep your paycheck.

    • KDub

      would you speak up if you aren’t getting treated right at your workplace?
      ^^^
      my kids like to eat. I like to avoid repossession best way possible. Finds me some STFU and an after work drink and come in and wash ranse repeat the next day. Dats just me. If she has luxury to speak up, more power to her. But I do understand you gotta play the game. Especially being born a BLACK WOMAN. Life won't a crystal stair for me off top.

    • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

      Sucker Free Esq. says:

      Baaayybeee….no one cares.

      She’s loud and aggressive and it shows. I avoid these types. Hollywood does too apparently.

      Hi Everybody…I’m new. You guys are hilarious!
      ****************************

      :welcome:

      Sup :yes: <--bruh man nod.

    • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

      Candy Cane says:

      How she stabbed him in the back when Lee GAVE her parts HE promised HER to Oprah, cause the powers that be told him too. Sounds like it’s the other way around to me. Let me find out its some coons on the blog…
      ************************

      It ain't Lee's fault that he keep trying to throw this woman work and she keeps trying to get more money than she is worth. She think she should make more money than O? No ma'am.

    • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

      Torae says:

      What’s wrong with her speaking out if they arent treating you right? Maybe she didnt play the game and kiss people ass. People that are cosigning against her..would you speak up if you aren’t getting treated right at your workplace?
      ******************************

      To Mo being treated right means never having to audition again because she has an Oscar. And expecting a Will Smith check because she has an Oscar. Will ain't go no Oscar, he brings in the big bucks at the box office. That is what Mo doesn't get. She is not worth what she is asking based off of one movie because she has an Oscar.

    • Sucker Free Esq.

      Hi Bird!

    • ShoYaRight

      Wooowwwwww! This is insightful. I wondered why she kind of fizzled out but it does make sense. Her refusal to campaign for the Oscar and and promote the movie during awards season affected the bottom line. A lot of Oscar nominated movies rent and sell very well, not to mention soundtracks. If everyone on the team is pushing it and she's refusing to be a team player, TPTB (the powers that be) take notice. Why hire her for roles if she's going to behave this way again? I'm sure this was a teachable lesson for her.

    • Ididntreallymeanit

      I always wondered why she didn't want to promote the movie. If your proud of the work you did promote it.

    • inter_loop

      We should be celebrating her for having a back bone and not sucking Holllywood off for an award....an award for an abusive, dying fat, black woman. In Hollywood if you don't play their game they crush you. But some people have a God and no job can affect that faith—and level of pride that comes with faith.

    • pointhimout

      No sweetie, you were black balled for the excessive appearance fee demands, horrible attitude, and going on record saying "I can't eat an Oscar" to justify your fee demands. Monique's attitude was horrible. I was surprised when she still won but I knew the powers that be were going to make her pay on the front end (no Oscar) or the back-end (win, but can't find work).

      You must now kiss the rings of Oprah Winfrey, Lee Daniels, and the next powerful person you pissed off with those comments. I remember them, surely those individuals do too.

      Look people, I can't play in your "house" and want to run it. If you're going to play the game of Hollywood, this is what it is. You don't bite the hand that feeds you. Anyone can be made a star, so don't think for one second your acting, writing, singing, dancing is anything special. It is...until it isn't.

    • inter_loop

      Think about this: She didn't campaign but got the Oscar for such a nasty, black imagine. "Selma" is campaigning, but won't get the Oscar. I'm with mo'nique. And besides MOST actors are hard to work with.

    • browniz106

      She can blame herself and her husband for being blackballed. Her hubby thought he could push her on people. Thought he could get her to ask for more than she was worth. She won that Oscar on a humble. Then she tried to make a stand about not coming back to the Oscars until more of our peeps were nominated. Sorry sweetie, the game doesn't work like that. They made her have several seats

    • Audacious2

      Anybody seen a pic of her twins? Funny how she's been able to keep them out of the public for do long.