Mariah Carey Nabs ‘Precious’ Breakthrough Honor

After being recognized for her voice, Grammy Award-winning singer Mariah Carey is set to be honored for her acting ! According to Palm Springs International Film Festival Award organizers, Carey will be honored at its annual awards gala January 5. Recognizing Carey for her role in the box office success ‘Precious,’ officials say they’re delighted to present Carey with the ‘Breakthrough Performance Award’. “We’re delighted to be able to present the Breakthrough Performance Award to the extraordinary, very beautiful and versatile Mariah Carey, who, in a critically acclaimed role, completely transformed herself from a glamorous music icon to a forthright social worker for the role of Ms. Weiss in ‘Precious,” festival chairman Harold Matzner said in a statement. Carey joins Jennifer Hudson, who was recognized in 2007.

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