Mariah Wins Breakthrough Performance for Precious

January 6, 2010 By:
Mariah Wins Breakthrough Performance for Precious
Mariah Carey may not win the Oscar this year, but she’s already getting praise for her role in the movie Precious.

Mimi won the award for Breakthrough Performance at last night’s Palm Springs Film Festival. And in true diva form, all eyes were on her.

Mariah took the stage accompanied by the film’s director Lee Daniels, who almost looked like he was holding her up! As she began her acceptance speech, Mariah admitted to the crowd that she was feeling a little tipsy.

"Please forgive me because I'm a little bit um, yeah!" she laughed. "Oooooooh, my goodness!"

She proceeded to apologize to the director, saying, "Sorry. Sometimes I get a little...you know, difficult."

Mariah was definitely feeling no pain last night and good for her! Check out a clip of her acceptance speech below.