The all-star, 2008 TV adaptation of Lorraine Hansberrys classic A Raisin in the Sun was nominated today (December 11) by the Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture.
The movie gained early buzz through positive reviews of its debut at the Sundance Film Festival.
The momentum attracted ABC, who aired the movie to an audience of over 12 million viewers during its first week run this past February.
Directed by Kenny Leon, the adaption featured a diverse cast of young and veteran stars such as Phylicia Rashad, Sanaa Lathan, Sean Diddy Combs, Audra McDonald, Sean Patrick Thomas and Sanaa Lathan.
Rashads memorable performance as Lena earned her an Emmy nod for Outstanding Lead Actress.
The film also received an Emmy nomination for Best Motion Picture.
Sean Diddy Combs, who also received praise for his rendition of Walter Lee Younger, expressed his personal accomplishment at seeing the 2004 revival play evolve into one of the best TV movies of 2008.
I really didnt think it could get any better, Combs told AllHipHop.com in a statement. First, an Emmy nomination and now a Golden Globe this is an incredible honor. A dream come true.
The 2008 Golden Globes will air January 11, 2009 at 8Pm on NBC.