Monday, March 29, 2010
After her best supporting actress win for her role as "Mary" in the movie "Precious", Mo'Nique expressed the importance of honoring Hattie McDaniel in her acceptance speech.
"The reason why I have on this royal blue dress is because it's the color that Hattie McDaniel wore in 1940 when she accepted her Oscar. The reason why I have this gardenia in my hair, it is the flower that Hattie McDaniel wore when she accepted her Oscar. So for you, Miss Hattie McDaniel, I feel you all over me," Mo'Nique said.
Hattie McDaniel was the first African-American to be nominated and win an Oscar for her role as "Mammy" in the timeless classic, "Gone With the Wind" .
Hattie McDaniel was a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.