updated 02/03/2010 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 02/03/2010 AT 3:40 PM ET
Following her Oscar nomination this week for Best Actress, Precious star Gabourey Sidibe is now facing a tough decision: Who to bring to the March 7 ceremony.
That’s not to say that the actress, 26, hasn’t been giving this some thought already. “I want to make Justin Timberlake and [The Hurt Locker actor] Anthony Mackie fight it out for the honor of being my date,” Sidibe told the Canadian entertainment TV show eTalk this week. “I’m just going to throw them in the ring and make them do it!”
But if Sidibe had to narrow it down to one guy, her heart is set on Timberlake. At one point during the interview, Sidibe turns toward the camera and makes her direct appeal. “Justin,” she says, “if you’re not doing anything on that night, maybe you could be my date or something. It’s fine. No pressure!” (What would his girlfriend Jessica Biel think?)
This is not the first time that Sidibe, a self-professed ‘N Sync fanatic, has expressed her awe at Timberlake. “Oh my God, Justin Timberlake just said my name,” the actress told PEOPLE after the singer helped announce the Golden Globe nominations in December. “I told my roommate, and I literally said, ‘Oh my God, Justin just said my name. He finally said my name.’ ”