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No Oscars chat for Gabourey Sidibe

Published 26/01/2010 | 18:14

Gabourey Sidibe isn't thinking about the Oscars
Gabourey Sidibe isn't thinking about the Oscars
Gabourey Sidibe isn't thinking about the Oscars
Gabourey Sidibe isn't thinking about the Oscars
Gabourey Sidibe isn't thinking about the Oscars
Gabourey Sidibe isn't thinking about the Oscars
Gabourey Sidibe isn't thinking about the Oscars
Gabourey Sidibe isn't thinking about the Oscars
Gabourey Sidibe isn't thinking about the Oscars
Gabourey Sidibe isn't thinking about the Oscars

Gabourey Sidibe is trying not to think about the forthcoming Oscars.

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The newcomer, who made her acting debut in the lead role in Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire, has already scooped a best actress nomination at the Golden Globes, and is hotly tipped for the Academy Awards.

"I don't usually think about it, that would be amazing, but I don't feel like Helen Mirren - it's incredible that anyone would mention our tiny film and me in the same breath as the word 'Oscar'," she said.

Gabourey - known as Gabby - is stunned by the impact that the film, directed by Lee Daniels and also starring Mariah Carey, Mo'Nique and Lenny Kravitz, has made.

"It's amazing. We did a small movie with a small budget, and we didn't know if anyone would ever see it," said the 26-year-old.

"We're just so grateful that we've been able to reach enough people to make a difference. I don't know if we've made a difference yet, but people will come up and thank us at screenings, because this is their story."

:: Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire is released in cinemas on Friday January 29.

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