Gaboure Sidibe, 26, is giving established actresses a run for their Oscar, according to Variety. The ‘Precious’ star received three standing ovations at the AFI Fest premier of the Lee Daniels-directed film. Hollywood likes “breakout” performers and Gabby’s rising star status due to her performance as an illiterate, obese, 16-year-old single mother who’s dealt with a lifetime of sexual, physical and mental abuse could be her ticket to a trophy come award season. If nominated for a Golden Globe or an Academy Award, Sidibe could likely be up against veteran players like Meryl Streep.
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