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Gabourey Sidibe in Precious

It was the most improbable beginning for a career breakthrough: starring in a dark independent film about childhood abuse with a mostly Black cast isn't the straightest route to an Oscar, but that Gabourey Sidibe pulled it off reveals just how powerful her performance was in the Lee Daniels' film.

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