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9. Gabourey Sidibe

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Gabourey Sidibe's turn as an abused teenager in Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire has also been a hit this awards season -- she's nominated for a Golden Globe and a SAG, and Oscar buzz is humming.