In her film debut in "Precious," Gabourey Sidibe plays an illiterate 16-year-old in a seemingly hopeless situation. She's been raped and impregnated twice by her absent father, and her mother is physically and emotionally abusive. But when she is enrolled in an alternative school, Precious has the chance to escape the trauma of her daily life. Gabourey Sidibe is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.
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