Well congratulations to Gabourey Sidibe! The actress was named Outstanding Actress for her role in Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire at the 41st Annual NAACP Image Awards. Also winning for the film was Mo’Nique for Outstanding Supporting Actress, Director Lee Daniels, and writer Geoffrey Fietcher. The film also won the for Outstanding Motion Picture.
“Hello!” began the 26-year-old Gabourey’s speech, “It is an honor to be nominated, but it is so awesome to win. I love winning!” Sidibe exclaimed, going on to thank God, “for ordering my steps,” and her “teachers”–Mo’Nique, Paula Patton, Sherri Shepherd and Mariah Carey.
Check out the video (after the jump) of director Lee Daniels’ giving his speech for Outstanding Motion Picture, and his weight gaffe. Sidibe’s reaction was precious. Pun intended.
Click the continue reading link below for the full list of winners, and browse though our massive gallery from the event – red carpet and backstage photos are featured.