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Gabourey Sidibe is Governors Awards Alluring

Gabourey Sidibe is Governors Awards Alluring

Actress Gabourey Sidibe struts her stuff at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Inaugural Governors Awards at L.A.’s Hollywood & Highland Center on Saturday (November 14).

The 26-year-old Precious starlet attended the ceremony, where honorary Oscars were given out, and rubbed elbows with celebs, some of whom dished out advice to the potential Oscar contender.

Tom Hanks, who told Gabby he loved her performance in Precious, told her, “Just enjoy the ride, pretend it’s like a homecoming dance every night, and get some comfortable shoes.”

10+ pictures inside of Gabourey Sidibe at the Governors Awards…

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  • Tj

    I want to see Precious soooo bad!! It looks amazing!

  • Carey

    There are so many things wrong with this, um, picture.

    She’s too fat and too dark for a black dress.

    She needs to lose weight…fast.

    She needs to get something to smooth out her discolored skin.

  • Jennifer

    Good lord woman, lose some weight and cover yourself. Nobody wants to see that.

  • Kelli

    How racist. I think its a bad pictures but she’s lovely and I wish the best for her.

  • andreanne

    you guys are so mean
    so what if she has a weight issue , i saw her in an interview and she seemed sooooo confident.. that is what makes her beautiful ; her confidence. she is oscar material and you just don’t have any respect.
    she is very talented and this is her first movie so give her a chance

  • jj

    RE:ashley Racist troll

    Gabourey is a great actress.

  • wendy

    wow, you Jennfier & carey are just really really mean, hey at least she’s in a movie unlike you guys probably bumming around at home looking shittier than shit

    Aside from that, she looks like a really sweet and kind person Kudos.

  • jdub

    @ashley: hey Ashely, you’re more than welcome to go fvck yourself.

  • ck_always

    Where is she?

  • laurie

    How mean are you people thats terrible…best of luck to gabby

  • http://JUSTJARED HOW

    THIS IS SO BAD, I DON’T WANT TO COMMENT, WHAT CAN YOU SAY

  • http://seriouslytoo.com happy girl

    i saw this movie and she was astounding. yes, this is proof that here is an overweight girl who is not a supermodel but she went from being a college student and receptionist to being a potential oscar contender. life is not about looks, it is about what you do with your life. at a young age, despite her weight, she has clearly made something of herself. this should be an inspiration to girls everywhere. go out there and follow your dreams no matter what you look like! this movie was wonderful!

  • snickerdoodle

    OMGosh!

    I am shocked of this photo.

  • docomo

    i really want to see this film when it’ll be out in my country ! and i believe she could be a good actress, but with her type of body, she def shouldn’t wear dresses like this one (( it’s just.. wrong.

  • g!na

    Wow, Carey,jennifer, and Ashley you are so mean! She’s a beautiful black woman who made a great movie. She has a future to make a great career in acting. I’m sure she’s going to laugh at your ignorant comments because she will be rich & famous unlike you.

  • S

    It’s not the racist thing. If she would be a white fat woman people would still say that she is fat. Why eat so much?

  • docomo

    @g!na:
    you’re so right =)

  • Brandon

    I agree with fellow posters that Ashley and Carey are what’s wrong with many people in this country; they are far too ignorant for their own good. With that aside, I think Gabby looks good. Her beautiful personality shows through in this pictures, even if her dress could have been better. I still think she did an amazing job in her movie. And if the likes of Tom Hanks is agreeing, then we know she has a lot more going for the Megan Fox types of the world, who are only an attractive face, but talentless.

  • docomo

    @S:
    it’s not an eating thing. looks like she’s ill ((

  • Alias

    First thing that came to mind, Ruben Studdard LMAO

  • hgfd

    shes pretty in the face… she just needs to lose weight stat

  • annab

    As a white person myself, one thing I have noticed about women of color is their confidence in themselves. They wear what they want and have this happy and bubbly outlook. I so wish I could be that way and I do admire them for that. It goes to say that no matter what anyone else thinks, just do what makes yourself pleased.

  • Dee

    Ashley, it’s funny how racist/ignorant (although it’s probably both) you are. If you dislike black women so much, why are you on every thread concerning a black woman?

  • Lils

    She is beautiful. Aside from any weight or health issues she might have (and really is that our business), it’s clear that she is a confident, well-spoken, and incredibly talented person. More so than you hateful commenters will ever be.

  • dabu

    Yes she is overweight, but if you saw Precious–man can this woman act!
    Are we all so shallow that we’d prefer the no talent group of celebutards to be solely featured on Jared? The drugged out Lohan, Hilton, Kardashians, the Gosselins? At least this woman can act and deserves her 15 minutes of fame.

  • roro

    Tom Hanks gave her some good advice.

  • kizbit

    It is unhealthy for her to be so overweight. And, be honest…she got the role because her weight “worked” for the part. I find it hard to believe she will be cast in another movie anytime soon, no matter how good an actress she is. If and when we see her onscreen again, I guarantee she will have lost a ton of weight.

  • celia

    She looks great. I can’t wait to see Precious! :D

  • Gem

    Okay, she may be overweight (which is not my business) but she has confidence and is a sweetheart, which shines through the pictures.

  • brangelooons

    I saw the movie. Not a dry eye in the house. People were sobbing. I thought Gaby was really amazing in this film especially for a 1st time actress. Also, she was picked for this part based on her look. If she did not have this look, she would still be a non-famous college girl. I think she is very talented and she will get more parts from this role. I wish the best for this girl because she is cute, she seems sweet, and definitely has talent.

  • Jessica

    @Brandon:

    Brandon, it is so refreshing to read a post from an eloquent man who sees the beauty in people!

    On a side note, did anybody watch Gabby on Conan O’Brien? OMG she was sooo adorable and she has an amaaazing sense of humor. Conan really seemed to enjoy her as a guest!

  • sthu

    @ashley: you are an asshole! There are many ugly people in every race.

  • Ilia

    I am so sick of this overweight person already. Having a dé jà vu here, didn’t tey start idolizing that Jennifer (have-no-talent) Hudson chick too?

  • rhonda

    I saw her interview on ellen and she was adorable! dont hate appreciate

  • Belle

    I do so want to see this movie & think it’s so great that Gabby’s performance didn’t go unnoticed. She’s got the talent to be an amazing actress. But she is overweight, & while she is confident & comfortable in her body size, it is so unhealthy. Millions of dollars are spent in Health Care because of so many negative health issues that are caused by obesity. I hope Gabby will lose the weight & inspire the nation that obesity can be fought.

  • Jen

    She was fantastic in Precious. If they don’t give her an Oscar nomination for her performance, there is something very, very wrong with the Academy!

  • shameful remarks

    I saw the t.v. ad for this the other day and I think it looks like a very good movie. And as for Ashley. What if everybody thought like you? You are not a reflection on ppl NOT of color and I hope nobody thinks every white person thinks like you. I feel ashamed for you. I saw her on Conan the other night and she is very charming and a lovely person. She has bright eyes and a beautiful smile and she’s very comfortable in her skin.

  • emma

    she’s such a beautiful person on the inside and out….if you saw her interview on ellen you’d undestand. for anyone who decide to take the time out of their day to say something nasty or mean about Gabourey, i pity you. she has such a magnetic spirit and infectious personality…so your shallow comments are simply a reflection of your insecurites, sad part is, you’ve taken it upon yourself to judge this amazing young lady, when really you’re not on her level.
    ANYWAY, YAY FOR GABOUREY LOOKING RADIANT!

  • lucy

    i cannot believe how people can be so mean??

  • e

    I love her!!! I think she looks FABULOUS!!!!!!

  • LadyB

    I could care less about her weight. It’s the dress I have a problem with. First, she should not be wearing a color like that. And she should cover up a bit more. Who is the hell is her stylist???

  • Frenchy

    @Jared: see how mean and intolerent are the people you are covering hollywood news/gossip for ?! Don’t ban them… oh no… cause we need to know that poeple like Carey, Ashley, etc, exist in the messed up world …

    As for Gabourey Sidibe … yes she is fat … and so what ???? Can’t you guys go beyond the looks people ????? You’re just insulting yourself and your intellectual capacity by just only reducing her to a fat person. She is more than that …she is an actress with enough self-confidence, who studied and is a potential Oscar contender … so better keep your injustified mean nasty judgement to yourself. She seems pretty confident to stand out there and that’s what makes her so beautiful, unlike you guys hiding behind a computer screen.

    But i gotta say that the worst comments are the ones on her skin colour … BLACK IS GOLD.

    I would be ashamed to work for these people Jared … ASHAMED.

    Some words out on this thread reflects pure racism not just intolerence … and we are in the 21st century … SAD mate !

    Yes i’m french and a world citizen who’s just offended by these comments.

    @Gabourey Sidibe: if you read this thread, just don’t even take into account their nasty comments… just get on with your life cause you’re better than these uneducated and IGNORANT people.

  • http://seriouslytoo.com happy girl

    also, the role calls for a young 16 yr old girl who is overweight. the teenager was sexually abused and so eating is one of the side effects of abuse for girls. so she fit the role perfectly. either way, she put herself out there and is not holed up in her house. she is living life and dining with tom hanks. this is a lesson for all girls: no matter who you are, go out there and go for your dreams and stop throwing up in the bathroom to find happiness.

  • Frenchy Girl

    @Jared: see how mean and intolerent are the people you are covering hollywood news/gossip for ?! Don’t ban them ( it makes your money)… oh no… cause we need to know that poeple like Carey, Ashley, etc, exist in the messed up world …

    As for Gabourey Sidibe … yes she is fat … and so what ???? Can’t you guys go beyond the looks people ????? You’re just insulting yourself and your intellectual capacity by just only reducing her to a fat person. She is more than that …she is an actress with enough self-confidence, who studied and is a potential Oscar contender … so better keep your injustified mean nasty judgement to yourself. She seems pretty confident to stand out there and that’s what makes her so beautiful, unlike you guys hiding behind a computer screen.

    But i gotta say that the worst comments are the ones on her skin colour … BLACK IS GOLD.

    I would be ashamed to work for these people Jared … ASHAMED.

    Some words out on this thread just reflect pure racism not just intolerence … and we are in the 21st century … SAD mate !

    Yes i’m french and a world citizen who’s just offended by these comments.

    @Gabourey Sidibe: if you read this thread, just don’t even take into account their nasty comments… just get on with your life cause you’re better than these uneducated and IGNORANT people.

  • http://seriouslytoo.com happy girl

    and she was charming on letterman! so charming! she has truly great personality and is so sweet in interviews. and this role just made me weep. she HAS to be nominted! HAS to. i think this role will really help sexually abused girls everywhere. and Gaby you helped do that so kudos to you!

  • Frupina

    Reality check for some of the people on this board :

    obesity is not healthy whatever ethnicity you are.

    Nothing racist about that

  • PEOPLE GET OVER YOURSELVES

    SHE WAS BUBBLY AND FUN ON AN INTERVIEW AND DESERVES CREDIT FOR GOING OUT THERE AND TRYING.

  • whydowecare

    thats cuz people behind a computer screen are just chicken they wouldnt say rude things in people faces…the intenet can be positive/negative….gaby is beautiful person..may God continue to bless her

  • Rose

    Hope to see this movie very soon. I have heard so much abouty Gabby’s performance. She deserves respect! I am in disabelief about some of the negativity that people have to say about her appearance. I am glad she is not the average hollywood scarlet. Beautiful people come in all size, shape and colors, and she is a beautiful person. Her next movie is ” Yelling to the sky.”

  • lo

    there are some real racist, shallow f*cks on this comment thread. You all should be ashamed of yourselves.

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