Jennifer Hudson — Wins Golden Globe

Jennifer Golden GlobesCongratuations to Jennifer Hudson! The Golden Globe Awards  are broadcasting live tonight on  NBC.    Jennifer won Best Supporting Actress for her role as Effie White in the movie “Dreamgirls”.

Her award was the first of the evening.   Fox news is covering the broadcast live here.

“Dreamgirls” also won Best Musical or Comedy and Eddie Murphy won Best Supporting Actor for his role as soul singer James “Thunder” Early in the film.

From Jennifer’s acceptance speech:

“I had always dreamed but I never ever dreamed this big. This goes far beyond anything I could have ever imagined, ”

She  dedicated her award to Florence Ballard, one of the singers from the Supremes on which “Dreamgirls” is loosely based.  

Ballard, considered the founder and original lead singer of the group, was fired from the Supremes in 1967 and replaced by Cindy Birdsong.   She died at the age of 32 in 1976.

Winning the Golden Globe is often a precursor to winning  the Oscar.    Oscar  nominations will be announced on  January 23rd.   The ceremony takes place February 25.

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