Oprah's involvement in an entertainment production can put butts in the seats. Maybe it was Oprah and Tyler Perry's connection to the film's subject, but the film, "Precious" was nominated for six Oscars.

Executive producers <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB005431" title="Tyler Perry" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/tyler-perry-PECLB005431.topic">Tyler Perry</a> (L) and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB004206" title="Oprah Winfrey" href="/topic/entertainment/television/oprah-winfrey-PECLB004206.topic">Oprah Winfrey</a> speak onstage at the "Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire" screening introduction during the 2009 <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVFES00000196" title="Toronto International Film Festival" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/film-festivals/toronto-international-film-festival-EVFES00000196.topic">Toronto International Film Festival</a> held at Roy Thomson Hall in September 2009 in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100602011433" title="Toronto (Canada)" href="/topic/international/canada/toronto-%28canada%29-PLGEO100100602011433.topic">Toronto</a>, Canada.
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Executive producers Tyler Perry (L) and Oprah Winfrey speak onstage at the "Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire" screening introduction during the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival held at Roy Thomson Hall in September 2009 in Toronto, Canada.

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