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She may have lost to Sandy Bullock at Sunday's Oscars ceremony—tho we all knew that was going to happen—but Precious star Gabourey Sidibe didn't go home empty-handed this weekend.
On Friday night, Gabby nabbed the Best Female Lead trophy at the Spirit Awards (think the Oscars, but for the indie circuit) and she was more than happy to chat with us about her win and her big post-Oscar weekend plans. And it involves a man. Or should we say men?
But first, what did the über-talented, buxom babe think when she heard her name called at the Spirits?
"Holy s--t," she giggled.
Well, duh. If we went from everyday gal to Hollywood's newest It girl as fast as G.S. did, we'd feel the exact same way!
"I'm just—I'm always really, really excited, and it's always that moment that I've watched happen to other people, and it's insane that it's happening to me."
But don't worry that all this success will go to Gab's head. While the clearly loopy (tho always LOL-inducing) Mariah Carey blabbed at the Spirits about her glamorous lifestyle—saying that standing in the press-room lighting was "Mariah Hell" for her—Gabourey ditched her high heels backstage. Instead, the already independent actor opted to face the media barefoot. Too fab!
As for the tiara she promised to wear during her visit to Chelsea Lately?
"I swear this dress goes with a tiara, but I won't do it to myself because then they'll talk about me." Wouldn't stop Mariah!
So with all the Oscar excitement behind her, what are Gabby's plans?
The 'N Sync superfan is celebrating by attending a taping of America's Best Dance Crew—and we can't help but notice she almost seems more excited for ABDC than she did for her trip to the Oscars.
"I'm f--king going Tuesday!" she yelled when we brought up the show. "I'm going to complete my set—he's the only one I haven't met."
"Do you know if he knows about me?" Gab asked giddily about judge and former boy bander J.C. Chasez.
We guarantee you he does, Gabby—everyone knows you. And after today, we're sure he'll love you just as much as we do.
We thought Gab looked fab on Sunday. Browse your fashion faves in our 2010 Oscars: Fashion Police Gallery.