Gabourey Sidibe to Justin Timberlake: Be My Oscar Date!

02/03/2010 at 03:40 PM EST

Gabourey Sidibe to Justin Timberlake: Be My Oscar Date!
Gabourey Sidibe and Justin Timberlake
Fred Prouser/Landov; Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage
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.' "

See what other readers have to say about this story – or leave a comment of your own

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Lupita Nyong'o: Most Beautiful!
  • Chelsea Clinton is Pregnant!
  • Exclusive Royal Tour Diary

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine


From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

Photo Related Links

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters