There are even more elements to the film that make the cast proud. "It's also about the community that rallies around Akeelah," Angela says.
Laurence highlights that Akeelah and the Bee "reflects the [African-American] community in a positive way that doesn't deal with the negative stereotypes."
"I'm just so thrilled it's not about a pimp or a ho or a rapper," Oprah says. "I just love it."