Mariah Carey To Receive Breakthrough Performance Award

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Mariah Carey To Receive Breakthrough Performance Award
Mariah Carey's Glitter days are clearly behind her. Her recent performance in "Precious" not only pleased her fans, she got great reviews too! So it comes as no surprise that she's set to be honored at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 5th.

Mimi will receive the coveted honor in recognition for her portrayal of a dowdy social worker in Precious.

Festival chairman Harold Matzner said: “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.”

Previous winners of the prize include Jennifer Hudson, Marion Cotillard and Freida Pinto, who all went on to win an Oscar for their performances.

Morgan Freeman is also set to be honored at the event. Hollyscoop will be there covering the red carpet so we'll get you guys the scoop from Mariah directly!
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