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Carey Lands Breakthrough-Acting Honor

Nov 24, 2009 | 3:57am EST

Mariah Carey is to be honored for her acting skills at the 21st Palm Springs International Film Festival in January.

Her makeup-free five minutes in new film Precious, in which she plays a social worker, was enough to wow awards organizers, who plan to give the pop superstar their Breakthrough Performance Award.

She'll be honored at the Palm Springs Convention Center on Jan. 5.

Previous stars to receive the award include Slumdog Millionaire's Freida Pinto and Oscar winners Jennifer Hudson and Marion Cotillard.

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