New York (ANI): gabouret sidibie,oprah winfrey,oscar awards has revealed she sees a bit of herself in Gabourey Sidibe. The chat show queen requested to present the "Precious" actress as a nominee at the recent Oscars, believing they had much in common. Oprah went on to lavish praise on the 26-year-old, whom she described as "a true American Cinderella on the threshold of a brilliant new career."
"This whole roller coaster that happens to you when you're passionate about something – she wasn't even thinking of being an actress; she just auditioned," the New York Daily News quoted Oprah as telling People.com. "And now here she is, being nominated alongside Meryl Streep, who is the greatest actress in the world, with Sean Penn reading her name. Only in America," she added.