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VIDEO: Mariah Carey - Precious And Tipsy At Palm Springs Film Festival

Jan. 6 2010, Published 1:20 p.m. ET

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Mariah Carey appeared to be feeling no pain as she accepted an award for Best Breakthrough Performance at the 21st annual Palm Springs International Film Festival on Tuesday night.

Carey -- who won the award for her role in the gritty drama Precious -- took to the stage and told the man escorting her "I love you!". (And no, it wasn't hubby Nick Cannon).

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Then, at times slurring her words, she told the audience, "I have to say this, and please forgive me cause I'm a little bit... umm..." before pointing offstage to affirm what an audience member responded. "Yeah! (she then laughs) Oh my goodness. I just honestly read this book Push, which is now Precious, a long time ago, cause my friend Rhonda was like if you don't read this book you ain't living, and I cried and I read it again, and I cried and when I met the author Sapphire I was like I can't believe its Sapphire! And then I met Helen Mirren tonight and I was so excited, I couldn't believe it - the genius Hellen Mirren!"

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