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Inside track: Golden Globes' race for best drama actress

December 6, 2009 |  1:01 pm

Precious Gabourey Sidibe Carey Mulligan An Education

At the Golden Globes, Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe may finally see her "Precious" dream realized – to be fawned over by frenzied paparazzi in Hollywood. But, like in "Precious," she also may get her heart crushed, this time in the fierce diva smackdown over best drama actress. Globers love to crown ingenues, but often they prefer the chic, sexy kind – like Carey Mulligan ("An Education"). This race is too close to call.

Brenda Blethyn, "London River"
Emily Blunt, "The Young Victoria"
Sandra Bullock, "The Blind Side"
Helen Mirren, "The Last Station"
Carey Mulligan, "An Education"
Gabourey Sidibe, "Precious"

Shohreh Aghdashloo, "The Stoning of Soraya M."
Abbie Cornish, "Bright Star"
Penelope Cruz, "Broken Embraces"
Maggie Gyllenhaal, "Crazy Heart"
Audrey Tautou, "Coco Before Chanel"

Photos, from left: Carey Mulligan in "An Education." Credit: Sony Pictures Classics. Gabourey Sidibe in "Precious." Credit: Lionsgate


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