For Gabourey Sidibe her first Oscars are all about a paior of real characters – Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin. The “Precious” actress and Best Actress nominee revealed she is most looking forward to meeting and seeing the hosts for the 82nd Academy Awards.
“I was really excited that show would be hosted by Jack Donaghy and the Jerk,” the actress said referring to the duo’s most famous roles. We couldn’t agree with her more.
Steve Martin especially is near to Sidibe’s heart. “My Mom has a crush on Steve Martin,” she gushed. “We used to watch ‘The Jerk’ pretty much every day.”
Standing between the two massive Oscars at the press podium of the nominee luncheon on Monday, Sidibe said it was all starting to feel real. Indeed the luncheon is one of the true signs that the Oscars are right around the corner. “It feels like we’re finally here,” she said.
Sidibe is seen here in a gorgeous pink satin dress and black bolero.