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Mariah Carey and Gabourey Sidibe Tell One Another ‘My Oscar Pick is You!’

Tue, January 5, 2010 1:01pm EDT by Add first Comment

010510_mariah_carey_544_half_lengthHave you ever pumped up a pal by telling her she’s the best, only to have her exclaim, “No, you are?” If so, you’ve got something in common with the Precious co-stars

We know who Mariah Carey, 39, and Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe, 25, will be voting for this award season – each other! The ladies, who co-star in Precious: Based on the Novel Push By Sapphire, played personal cheerleader for the other during a New Year’s bash at NYC hotspot M2 Dec. 31.

“Mariah was telling Gabourey that she was sure she’d get an Oscar nomination,” an eyewitness tells exclusively, adding, “Gabby told Mariah they exact same thing. They really seem to have mutual affection and admiration for each other.”

Both women have received heaps of praise for their respective roles in the gritty drama, which is up for Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards, SAG Awards, and Independent Spirit Awards. Gabby’s obese, illiterate, abused and pregnant teen Precious is grimly resigned to her sad life, while Mariah is brilliantly understated as mustached counselor Mrs. Weiss.

We love that the ladies are rooting for each other, but who are YOU rooting for? Who do you think has the best shot at taking home the big daddy of all prizes – an Oscar?