The first award of the evening went to Mo’Nique for her critically acclaimed performance in the Lee Daniels drama, Precious (based on the novel PUSH by Sapphire) Critics are easily expecting the actress to take home the Academy Award later this season thanks to her massively profound performance. Indisputably setting the acceptance-speech bar for the night, here’s a taste of what the very gracious actress had to say,

“I’m shaking when I tell ya’ll I’m in the midst of my dream.”

Here’s her competition…

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: