It's one thing to receive a best actress Golden Globe nomination for your first film, but it's a whole different ballgame when your celebrity crush is the one who delivers the news.
"Oh my God, Justin Timberlake just said my name," "Precious" star Gabourey Sidibe gushed to People magazine of the announcement Tuesday morning. "I'm so very excited to come into this because I'm usually on the other side. I'm a fangirl and I watch these things happen, but they don't happen to me!"
Sidibe joins Emily Blunt, Sandra Bullock, Carey Mulligan and Helen Mirren as nominees for best actress in a motion picture (drama). But those women apparently have nothing on Timberlake.
"I told my roommate, and I literally said, 'Oh my God, Justin just said my name,'" said the self-described 'N Sync fanatic. "He finally said my name."
Mo'Nique, who plays the hateful mother of Sidibe's character, was nominated in the supporting actress category. She'll face "Up in the Air" co-stars Vera Farmiga, playing Clooney's frequent-flyer soul mate, and Anna Kendrick, playing a smart but inexperienced efficiency expert, Penelope Cruz as a filmmaker's insecure mistress in "Nine," and Julianne Moore as a grief-stricken professor's best pal in "A Single Man."
"Precious" also picked up a Golden Globe nod for best drama. It will compete against the recession-era tale "Up in the Air," which led the pack with six nominations, space fantasy "Avatar," the Iraq War tale "The Hurt Locker," and the World War II saga "Inglourious Basterds."
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