Gabourey Sidibe to Host Saturday Night Live

04/01/2010 at 02:30 PM EDT

Gabourey Sidibe to Host Saturday Night Live
Gabourey Sidibe
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Gabourey Sidibe's year just keeps getting better!

The Academy Award-nominated actress, 26, has another prestigious showbiz title to add to her resume: Saturday Night Live host.

Sidibe's rep confirms to PEOPLE that the Precious star will be taking on hosting duties for the April 24 show. Unfortunately Sidibe's self-professed crush Justin Timberlake will not be the musical guest. Instead, NBC announced that psychedelic indie rockers MGMT will perform on the show.


It's been a whirlwind past few months for Sidibe who kicked off her career with Golden Globe, SAG and Oscar nods and a win at the Independent Spirit Awards.



In addition to Sidibe, NBC has also announced that Tina Fey will host an April 10 episode of SNL with musical guest Justin Bieber, and Ryan Phillippe will helm the April 17 broadcast with musical guest Ke$ha.

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