Mo'Nique Dedicates Golden Globe Win to Abuse Victims

Entertainment Jan. 17, 2010 AT 9:12PM
Mo'Nique Dedicates Golden Globe Win to Abuse Victims Credit: Steve Granitz/WireImage

Mo'Nique may not have prepared her speech, but when she won Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for her role in Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, she didn't have a hard time making a statement.

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"Everybody kept asking me do I know my speech, and I said, 'No, I don't know what I'm going to say because I don't want people to think I just know I done won something,' so no, I don't know!" the 42-year-old star joked.

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Although she admitted to "shaking" on stage, she thanked her husband, Sidney Hicks.

"When I tell you all I am in the midst of my dream and when I look into the eyes of the man I stood next to at 14 years old and I said to him, 'One day we're going to be stars, and he said, 'You first.'" Mo'Nique said. "And we walked this red carpet together tonight. Sidney, I will love you more than you will ever know, baby."

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Mo'Nique, who played an abusive mother named Mary Jones in the film, also thanked costar Gabourey Sidibe for "letting me play" despite the serious subject matter of the film.

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"I celebrate this award with all the Preciouses, with all the Marys -- I celebrate this award with every person that's ever been touched," she said. "It's now time to tell. And it's okay."

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