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Just days before the Oscars, ESSENCE magazine honored the best and brightest Black Women in Hollywood. Sponsored by Lincoln, Essence asked the ladies to come together to celebrate the legendary achievements of some of the greatest American actresses of our times.

Here’s what Academy Award Nominee Gabourey Sidibe had to say to HelloBeautiful’s correspondent Damien:

She sure sounded tired, and maybe even a little delirious, but we love her anyway!

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