Jennifer Hudson shot to fame with the third season of the singing reality show ‘American Idol.’ ‘Dreamgirls,’ a romantic musical drama film, marked her film debut where she was seen in supporting role portraying Effie White and for which she earned a ‘Golden Globe Award,’ an ‘Academy Award,’ a ‘Screen Actors Guild Award,’ and a ‘BAFTA Award.’
‘The Color Purple,’ marked her Broadway debut. She has also starred in movies like, ‘Black Nativity,’ ‘The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete,’ ‘Chi-Raq,’ ‘Sandy Wexler,’ ‘Hairspray Live!,’ ‘Sing,’ ‘Sex and The City,’ and ‘The Secret Life of Bees.’
Some of her other notable appearances on television shows and television films include shows like, ‘Empire,’ ‘The Voice UK,’ ‘Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway,’ ‘Beat Bugs,’ ‘Smash,’ ‘Call Me Crazy: A Five Film,’ ‘Confirmation,’ ‘The X Factor,’ and ‘Inside Amy Schumer.’
The Secret Life of Bees is an American drama film which tells the story of a teen girl who runs away to a small town in South Carolina to know the truth about her mother. She soon finds a group of women who may have a connection to her past.
Adapted from the 1981 Broadway musical of the same name, the story follows the life and struggle three black soul singers, Deena, Effie and Lorrell. Mentored by Curtis Taylor, who later opens his own label, they are soon pushed into spotlight and become a top-selling mainstream pop group; but realize that fame does not come cheap.
After a stray bullet kills a child, a group of women decide to organize against the on-going violence and crime going on in Southern Chicago. Eventually, this becomes a big movement that gains nationwide attention.
After a steady relationship, Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big are getting married. Her friends, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda, are happy for her. However, following an unhappy marital discord, an upset Miranda inadvertently tells Mr. Big that marriage spoils one’s life. As a result, Mr. Big calls off the wedding. How would Carrie’s react when Miranda confesses about what she told Mr. Big?
This comedy film tells the story of Sandy Wexler, a talent manager, who is working in Los Angeles in the 1990s, representing several eccentric clients. His life takes a turn when he falls for one of his clients, Courtney Clarke, a talented singer, after discovering her at an amusement park.
When the orphanage where Moe, Larry and Curly were left as newborns and were raised by nuns, faces foreclosure due to financial difficulties, the three set out to raise $830000 in one month. Stepping out in the outside world for the first time, the three get enmeshed in a murder plot, and later, end up starring in a popular reality TV show.
Buster Moon, an impresario koala who owns a struggling theater in the city of Calatonia inhabited by anthropomorphic animals, decides to host a singing competition with a prize of $1,000. However, when his assistant misprints the fliers to inflate the amount hundred times, the optimistic koala struggles to gather the amount as hopeful participants flock to his theater.
Jennifer Hudson Awards
|Dreamgirls||Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role||2007|
|Dreamgirls||Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture||2007|
|Dreamgirls||Best Actress in a Supporting Role||2007|
|Winner||Best Musical Theater Album||2017|
|Dreamgirls||Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media||2008|
|Winner||Best R&B Album||2009|