From PopEater: Gabourney Sidibe is This Year’s Oscar Girl

Every year, there’s one Oscar newcomer who designers would kill to get their dresses on.

Jennifer Hudson had the spotlight in 2007 when Vogue editor-at-large Andre Leon Talley took her under his wing. French actress Marion Cotillard was the one to watch in 2008 after her breakthrough performance in ‘La Vie en Rose.’ And everyone was eager to see what Freida Pinto would be wearing on the red carpet in 2009.

This year, all eyes are on Gabourey Sidibe. The 26-year-old rookie earned a Best Actress nomination for her work in ‘Precious,’ and fashion designers are clamoring for her attention.

“We’ve been offered dresses by all these huge designers,” her stylist Linda Medvene told USA Today. But Gabourey and her stylist have already chosen — she will be donning a Marchesa gown on Oscar night.

Why is everyone so excited about Gabourney? Read the rest here.

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