“Precious” star Gabourey Sidibe only has one movie role under her belt, but her performance in that one movie earned her a nomination for an Academy Award (as announced yesterday) and a lot of major props amongst her peers in the entertainment industry. Peep what Ebony had to say about her in her cover story for the March 2010 issue of their magazine below:

For this March issue, Precious star and first-time film actor Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe provides the essential backdrop to help examine what power really means. In a league of her own, she has definitely defied the “classic beauty” image in today’s movie industry. Yet, she possesses the kind of inner strength, courage and freedom that most of us would love to call our own. “I wake up with myself every morning, so the only opinion that really matters is mine,” says Sidibe. (p.110)

To read more on Gabby, pick up the issue when it hits newsstands nationwide next Tuesday (Feb. 9).