Precious's Gabourey Sidibe Thrilled with Oscar Nod

Precious's Gabourey Sidibe Thrilled with Oscar Nod
Gabourey Sidibe
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02/02/2010 AT 03:10 PM EST

"I am so excited and honored to be recognized by the Academy and included in such a remarkable group of actors. I'm very proud of my film, my cast and extremely grateful to Mr. Daniels for the incredible opportunity to play Precious."

• Gabourey Sidibe on being nominated as Best Actress for Precious.
– Joyce Chen

The 82nd annual Academy Awards, to be co-hosted by Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin, take place Sunday, March 7, and will air live on ABC starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

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