Jennifer Hudson Continues Oscar Race: Wins Screen Actors Guild Award

JENNIFER HUDSON WINS THE SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARD

JENNIFER HUDSON: THE DREAMGIRL

SCREEN ACTORS GUILD BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS AWARD

JENNIFER HUDSON’S SCREEN ACTORS GUILD ACCEPTANCE SPEECH

PHOTOGRAPHIC SLIDESHOW: JENNIFER HUDSON AND HER DREAM LIFE

Jennifer Hudson won The Screen Actors Guild Best Supporting Actress honors on Saturday night as the soulful singer in the movie Dreamgirls, reinforcing her status as an Academy Award Oscar front-runner as well. As the powerhouse vocalist in Dreamgirls, Hudson continued the breakneck pace of her rise to movie stardom after first becoming famous as an American Idol contender just two years ago.

In her acceptance speech, Hudson thanked her co-stars, who included Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx and Beyonce Knowles. ”Because of you, I was able to work and learn from the best. Yes, you are the best,” said Hudson, who added thanks to the Actors Guild. ”Just thank you for noticing little old me and accepting me.”

The awards, which were telecast simultaneously on TNT and TBS from the Shrine Exposition Hall in Hollywood, is the only televised awards show that exclusively honors performances in both movies and television. Two randomly chosen panels, each with 2,100 SAG members from across the country, selected the nominees; then, the entire active membership of the guild, approximately 98,000 members, voted.

Three of last year’s SAG award movie winners, Best Male Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman for Capote, Best Female Actor Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line and Best Supporting Female Actor Rachel Weisz for The Constant Gardner, all went on to receive an Academy Award. Of the last 24 winners in the Guild’s Leading Actor categories, 17 have won Oscar gold.

No Academy Award Oscar has ever gone to a performer who had not previously been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award.

JENNIFER HUDSON AND JAMIE FOXX: DREAMGIRLS

JENNIFER HUDSON SINGS: “AND I AM TELLING YOU, I’M NOT GOING”

JENNIFER HUDSON SINGS: “I AM CHANGING”

JENNIFER HUDSON SINGS: “ONE NIGHT ONLY”

JENNIFER HUDSON SINGS: “I NEVER LOVED A MAN”

(Performed at This Year’s UNCF Benefit: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin)

Oscar Critics: Discussing the Supporting Actor and Actress Nominees

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2 Responses to “Jennifer Hudson Continues Oscar Race: Wins Screen Actors Guild Award”

  1. The 2007 Academy Awards: Oscar Winner Anticipations and Predictions « Gay Men Rule Says:

    [...] quickly risen up to celebrity status from the most normal, non-celebrity life, I’m looking to Hudson for the evening’s most humble [...]


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