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Honey, just do what Mo'Nique wants -- she's an Oscar winner

March 7, 2010 |  8:08 pm

Monique statue If anyone had any lingering thoughts that Mo'Nique might not be 1,000% in charge of her world right now, just get over that immediately.

Talking to the media backstage after winning her supporting actress statue, the self-proclaimed "stand-up comedian who won an Oscar" rearranged the order of questions, pushed a journalist to answer her own hey-wasn't-that-rhetorical question, and ordered a microphone be wrangled for the woman whose question she wanted to answer next.

"Can we get a mike to her?" asked the star, fresh off a Spirit Award win Friday night. "It's as simple as walking."

By way of explanation, she said wanted to go first to the people who'd come to her when nobody was lining up to ask her questions. And later, after she'd taken care of that business, she made the point that no, they weren't going to be done after the next question, but rather after she'd answered a few more she saw waiting to be asked.

She also expanded on her Hattie McDaniel reference earlier in the evening ...

... explaining: "The reason I have on this royal blue dress is that it's the color Hattie wore in 1940 when she won this Oscar, the reason I have this flower in my hair, it's the flower she wore when she won this Oscar. For Hattie, I feel you all over me, and it's about time that the world feels you all over them. Thank you so much baby, I love you."

McDaniel, of course, picked up her Oscar for her role as Mammy in "Gone With the Wind."

Still, the Ministry's favorite question was this: What would happen to actresses in a world where they had more natural figures and didn't shave their legs?

"They would win Oscars," said Mo'Nique.

Love that.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Mo'Nique accepts her Oscar for supporting actress at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

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