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Gabourey honoured to be at Baftas

Gabourey Sidibe was honoured to be at the Baftas
Gabourey Sidibe was honoured to be at the Baftas

Precious star Gabourey Sidibe has said she felt her Bafta nomination was a "double honour" because she's not British.

The 26-year-old actress - who has earned Oscar, Bafta and Golden Globe nominations among the many recognitions for her debut role - did not seem put off by the cold as she braved the red carpet at London's Royal Opera House.

Gabourey said: "It's such an honour to be nominated. It's a double honour because it's not my country - you guys don't have to care!"

She went on: "But it's great because it shows that you understood the message of the film, you understood the message of the character, so it's an amazing honour to be nominated here."

The young actress insisted the Baftas felt just us glamorous as the US ceremonies.

She said: "It's colder, because the Golden Globes happen in LA and the Baftas happen in London in winter! It's just as glamorous except in the Golden Globes we didn't have the Prince walk by."

The Lovely Bones star Saoirse Ronan agreed American ceremonies didn't have more glamour.

She said: "Not necessarily no, it's a red carpet, there's actors and actresses going down it so it's pretty much the same thing I think."

The 15-year-old actress was delighted to be at the Baftas.

She said: "I really enjoy them. I think awards shows should definitely be about celebrating film, it's not necessarliy about the awards and stuff. I feel that way about them, I don't know about anyone else. I'm excited to be here at the Baftas because I haven't been to the Baftas before."

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