Mariah Carey ditzes out at Palm Springs Film Festival. Is it just an act?

Guests at the Palm Springs Film Festival Awards Tuesday night were buzzing about Mariah Carey's tipsy behavior.

Carey -- who won the Best Breakthrough Performance award for her role in the gritty drama "Precious" -- told the gentleman who helped her to the stage (hey, her dress was very, very tight),  "I love you!" 

Now perhaps she was being overly polite or perhaps she thought that the guy was her husband, Nick Cannon

Except he wasn't Nick. Anyway, that got people talking.