February 03, 2021
"Antebellum" star Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category. Her fiancé Brandon Frankel had the sweetest reaction!
Fans loved Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe's performance in the social horror thriller movie "Antebellum." Sidibe's character Dawn is Janelle Monáe's Eden's friend in the film.
Sidibe was recently nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category. Naturally, she was over the moon about it.
The actress shared the news of her nomination on Instagram. She said she was not expecting the honor but wholeheartedly celebrated it and expressed her gratitude in the caption.
"... I'm so thankful and grateful for this honor! Just being in the company of my fellow nominees is honor enough. Thank you [NAACP Image Awards]!!!!"
FRANKEL REACTS TO THE NEWS
Sidibe was surely happy, but there was one person who was 10 folds happier than the nominee herself — her fiancé Brandon Frankel. An ecstatic Frankel took to his Instagram stories to show how proud he was of his fiancée.
She believes the problem with portraying Black women as people who withstand everything is wrong...
Frankel congratulated Sidibe on her well-deserved NAACP nomination in a post, but he did not stop there. In another post, the marketing and branding expert let the world know that proud was an understatement for how he felt.
Sidibe, an Oscar nominee, considered her role uplifting. Dawn is headstrong, vocal, and knows her worth in the world, which is everything Sidibe aspires to be.
HOW DAWN INSPIRED SIDIBE
Sidibe talked to Teen Vogue about her role, saying how she loved that her character did not need someone to come and save her. She compared Dawn to Black female stereotypes in Hollywood.
"She's not carrying the plight of the Black woman on her back for this film."
SIDIBE ON BLACK STEREOTYPES
Dawn does not stand microaggressions, something Sidibe feels is worth learning from her. She believes the problem with portraying Black women as people who withstand everything is wrong and dehumanizes them.
In an interview with People, Sidibe pointed out how Black women are just as vulnerable as any human. They are not immune to problems, and they, too, get hurt. Sidibe argued they need to be thought of as humans above everything else.