Gabourey Sidibe Turns Down Oprah For Oscar Date

05/05/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Jessica Herndon people.com

Though Gabourey Sidibe has said she's planning to bring her mom as her date to the 2010 Academy Awards, there is another person who'd definitely love to be by the Precious Best Actress nominee's side as she steps on to the red carpet.

"Oprah called me and was like, 'Hey girl, do you want to ride together?' " the 26-year-old Oscar contender told PEOPLE at Thursday's third annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood luncheon.

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