updated 02/02/2010 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 02/02/2010 AT 3:10 PM ET
"I am so excited and honored to be recognized by the Academy and included in such a remarkable group of actors. I’m very proud of my film, my cast and extremely grateful to Mr. Daniels for the incredible opportunity to play Precious."
Gabourey Sidibe on being nominated as Best Actress for Precious.
– Joyce Chen
The 82nd annual Academy Awards, to be co-hosted by Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin, take place Sunday, March 7, and will air live on ABC starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.