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Nikki Blonsky's Star Keeps on Rising

Nikki Blonsky's Star Keeps on Rising

Hairspray star Nikki Blonsky is nearly speechless as she accepts the Rising Star Award at the 2008 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center on Saturday in Palm Springs, Calif.

She was hoping and preparing for a last-minute resolution that would permit actors to attend the Golden Globes.

“A girl’s gotta cover her back and have a dress, just in case,” she said.

The 19-year-old actress along with the rest of the Hairspray cast picked up the festival’s Ensemble Performance Award. Congrats to everyone!

Into the Wild actor Emile Hirsch also picked up the other Rising Star Award.

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Photos: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin, Michael Buckner/Getty
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  • aaa

    ok nikki fans~ satisfy?????

  • goz


  • goz

    i’m not a big fan but i wish her the best

  • Savannah

    I’m the fifth !! Anyway !!
    Congrats Nikki !!

  • kayla

    Thanks Jared!!!!! You made my day!

    She looks beautiful!!!!!!


  • hekko


  • lucy

    ahhh I love nikki — she is just gorgeous!!

    also, so glad that she picked up the award, she deserves it :D

  • kayla


    Jared, did you have to use that pic?

    Anyway again thanks for the post, even though you chose and unflattering pic!

    GO NIKKI! I wish we could hear her speech I bet it was made of WIN!

  • suzy


  • kate


  • seriously

    agree…jared..choose better pix!!! she look like a turkey here!

  • Helena

    Her resemblance to Ricki Lake is uncanny and she owns Zac by a thousand country miles.

  • missrooney

    Yay….about time Nikki got recognised :D

    Go Nikki….she totally deserves this…and she looks gorgeous …as always!! :D

    Thanks for posting JJ!!!

  • Regina

    She’s a great actress, but if anyone was a rising star this year, it was ELLEN PAGE!

  • Vanessahudgens6
  • rhythm_hearts

    This girl is just going to keep on rocking the entertainment world. She is such an incredible talent. She may be a bigger girl than some, but that means instead of a starlet – she is a STAR!!!

  • rhythm_hearts

    Even Ricki Lake has commented on her resemblance to Nikki, but she says Nikki has better teeth! :)

    No matter what pictures JJ uses, you can’t deny the girl has an amazing smile.

  • narf

    Congratulations on a well deserved award Nikki, and I love that dress.

    Here’s to the lasting success of everyone in young hollywood. May their carrers go down the path they dream of taking.

  • LisaP

    JJ thank you so much for giving Nikki her own post. She truly does deserve this award and the many others that I am sure are going to follow.

  • Clare

    Wooo Go Nikki!
    She deserves all the recognition she gets because in one word she is just AMAZING! =]
    and for all the haters out there….May i ask why are you here????

  • cindy

    Great job, Nikki. You go girl! You really deserve this award!

  • missisefron

    she totally deserves this award ! she is so sweet and talented!! go nikki!!

  • http://deleted lgirz

    fat & ugly, ewwww…………..

  • Clare

    y the hell u on here then, and keep those comments 2 ur sell cz dey aint wonted here

  • LisaP

    25)lgirz why do you feel the need to put somebody down. Nikki is a talented, gorgegous girl and will definetely have a long a lasting career. Let me guess you judge beauty on what size a person is. That is very very sad.

  • emiley

    I do not like her really ……sry!!!!!


    Congrats to Nikki and the whole Hairspray cast :)

    Thanks for posting, JJ

  • annoxious

    Oh, …. do I see a “Zikki bump?”…. lol

  • Ceilidh

    Way to go Nikki!
    She is definately a rising star, her performance in Hairspray is wonderful and she’s just a sweetie! I wish her nothing but the best in the future, those haters can just get lost!

  • mel

    This is only my opinion so just listen to me I hate fucking Nikki I feel she just tries to steal Zac from Vanessa remember that kiss..or shall we say snog she had with Zac and Zac even said that he was only waiting for a kiss and that Nikki was letting it on a bit 2 much..I hate her fuckin guts fuck off nikki LOVE ZANESSA

  • Christy

    Absolutely stunning. She always looks so well put together! This is only the beginning of the many awards and accolades in her future. Congrats Nikki!

  • missy


  • stef

    Wow thank you JJ. You made my day!

    She is so beautiful and talented. It’s only the beginning! Her performance in Hairspray is amazing.

  • Lola

    That is probably the most unflattering outfit possible. And she’s not a healthy weight; having curves is one thing, but Nikki is very obese. This isn’t any healthier than the stick-thin anorexic models you see!

    And, thank you very much, “hating” is allowed just as much as complimenting her. It’s just an opinion!

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  • bettybaby

    she does deserve her own post, this is a great achievement for her, and her performance in HS is just amazing. i love her!

    but there always needs to be absurdity i guess

    from: Helena @ 01/06/2008 at 11:31 am

    she owns Zac by a thousand country miles

  • may

    She’ll soon explode. FAT and fug.

  • missy

    Nikki looks so fierce in red! yow!

  • Kara

    she’s not ugly, not at all. i think she’s beautiful and definitely deserved that award.


  • tell-tale

    she has a very pretty smile, and people need to realize that being big does not constitute to ugly. people can be big AND pretty, so quit judging her by her size…

  • lily

    she is like the fat version of rikki lake.

    She needs to loose some serious weight but I don’t hear anyone saying anyting about her. in a few years when she does her surgery and looses weight then you would hear her say she wasn’t healthy and how she use to feel bad blah blah. not buying that happy girl thing. she is not healthy.

  • [~Famous~]


    i see a few nikki bumps, lumps, and rolls.

  • Amber

    big is beautiful!

  • rhythm_hearts

    For all of you haters who judge a person’s worth in pounds, thank you. You have just confirmed what we already knew – more is more, and Nikki is worth far more than some other anorexic hanger-on-er tramps we see so much of.

  • missy

    Nikki totally deserved this award! She’s so talented!

  • emina


  • missy

    you said it, rhythm_hearts!!

  • Krizzteh

    Nikki has actually…lost wait, everyone has a double chin we they talk…idiot.

    Nikki is beautiful regardless, and she deserves that award and so many more.

  • LisaP

    Nikki will continue to have a lasting career. She is happy with herself so why does everybody feel the need to talk about what she weighs. She is beautiful as she is. Beauty comes in all sizes.

  • j

    she doe slook bigger and so unhealthy