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Dreamgirls (2006)

Jennifer Hudson as "Effie White"

Deena (Beyoncé Knowles),Effie (Jennifer Hudson) and Lorrell (Anika Noni Rose) form a music trio called the Dreamettes. When ambitious manager Curtis Taylor Jr. (Jamie Foxx) spots the act at a talent show, he offers the chance of a lifetime, to be backup singers for a national star (Eddie Murphy). Taylor takes creative control of the group and eventually pushes the singers into the spotlight. However, one becomes the star, forcing another out, which teaches them about the high cost of fame.

Academy Award (2006) Won Best Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006) Won Actress in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (2006) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006) Won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

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'Winnie Mandela': Jennifer Hudson on Portraying the Controversial Political Figure

Posted by
Erin Whitney on Sep 3rd 2013, 11:00AM

Sep 3rd 2013, 11:00AM

'Winnie Mandela' Exclusive Preview: Jennifer Hudson Asserts Her Rights (VIDEO)

Posted by
Erin Whitney on Aug 29th 2013, 10:30AM

Aug 29th 2013, 10:30AM

'Black Nativity' Trailer: Jennifer Hudson Belts It Out in Holiday Musical

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jul 1st 2013, 12:30PM

Jul 1st 2013, 12:30PM

Whitney Houston Biopic: Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks And More On Rumored Casting Short List (POLL)

Posted by
Gary Susman on Feb 28th 2012, 10:12AM

Feb 28th 2012, 10:12AM

In Honor of Mick Jagger's Potential New Role, 9 Great Singers Who Can Also Act

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Sep 26th 2011, 2:00PM

Sep 26th 2011, 2:00PM

Early Edition: Amy Adams Gets Religion; Bradley Cooper Joins the 'Pines' Force; Susan Sarandon Gets Sexy; More

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Jun 2nd 2011, 4:00AM

Jun 2nd 2011, 4:00AM

Listen to Jennifer Hudson's CD 'I Remember Me' for Free

Posted by
Gabrielle Dunn on Mar 15th 2011, 9:12AM

Mar 15th 2011, 9:12AM

Christina Aguilera's Acting Debut: How Will She Rank Against Other Singers?

Posted by
Scott Harris on Nov 24th 2010, 5:00AM

Nov 24th 2010, 5:00AM

Winnie Mandela No Fan of Winnie Mandela Flick

Posted by
Scott Harris on May 17th 2010, 8:00AM

May 17th 2010, 8:00AM

Terrence Howard to Play Nelson Mandela in 'Winnie'

Posted by
Andrew Scott on May 7th 2010, 10:54AM

May 7th 2010, 10:54AM

South African Actors Up in Arms Over Jennifer Hudson's Casting as Winnie Mandela

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Dec 7th 2009, 10:10AM

Dec 7th 2009, 10:10AM

Jennifer Hudson Takes on Winnie Mandela

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Nov 18th 2009, 4:45AM

Nov 18th 2009, 4:45AM

Moviefone Minute: October 22

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Oct 22nd 2009, 5:54AM

Oct 22nd 2009, 5:54AM

5 Reasons Pop Stars Should Make Movies

Posted by
Angie Argabrite on Aug 28th 2009, 1:30PM

Aug 28th 2009, 1:30PM

Stuff and Things: Some Post-Turkey 'Tron' Sequel Hatin'

Posted by
Erik Davis on Dec 1st 2008, 4:02PM

Dec 1st 2008, 4:02PM

Review: The Secret Life of Bees

Posted by
Cinematical staff on Oct 17th 2008, 1:15PM

Oct 17th 2008, 1:15PM

TIFF Review: The Secret Life of Bees

Posted by
Kim Voynar on Sep 10th 2008, 7:02PM

Sep 10th 2008, 7:02PM

'Winged Creatures' Trailer

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Aug 6th 2008, 6:34AM

Aug 6th 2008, 6:34AM

EXCLUSIVE: 'The Secret Life of Bees' Poster Premiere!

Posted by
Erik Davis on Jul 31st 2008, 10:02AM

Jul 31st 2008, 10:02AM

Review: Sex and the City -- Kim's Take

Posted by
Kim Voynar on May 30th 2008, 9:02AM

May 30th 2008, 9:02AM

New Clips from 'Sex and the City' Hit the Net

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on May 12th 2008, 9:32AM

May 12th 2008, 9:32AM

'Sex and the City' Gets a New Theme Song

Posted by
Jessica Barnes on Apr 24th 2008, 10:32AM

Apr 24th 2008, 10:32AM

Jennifer Hudson -- Almost Part of 'The Family That Preys'

Posted by
Jessica Barnes on Jan 18th 2008, 9:32AM

Jan 18th 2008, 9:32AM

Fanning and Hudson Flee to Discover 'The Secret Life of Bees'

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Dec 20th 2007, 9:02AM

Dec 20th 2007, 9:02AM

First Video Clip from 'Sex and the City: The Movie'

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Sep 28th 2007, 1:02PM

Sep 28th 2007, 1:02PM

Katherine McPhee Finds 'Success'

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Sep 25th 2007, 10:32AM

Sep 25th 2007, 10:32AM

Jennifer Hudson Joins 'Sex and the City: The Movie'!

Posted by
Erik Davis on Sep 11th 2007, 8:02AM

Sep 11th 2007, 8:02AM

Anika Noni Rose Joins Minghella's 'Detective Agency'

Posted by
Patrick Walsh on Jun 25th 2007, 12:33PM

Jun 25th 2007, 12:33PM

Aniston, Carell, Craig, Gosling, 112 Others Invited to Join Academy

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Jun 19th 2007, 2:02PM

Jun 19th 2007, 2:02PM

DVD Review: Dreamgirls

Posted by
Ryan Stewart on Apr 30th 2007, 5:01PM

Apr 30th 2007, 5:01PM

Anika Noni Rose to Voice 'The Frog Princess'

Posted by
Erik Davis on Apr 21st 2007, 10:03AM

Apr 21st 2007, 10:03AM

Jennifer Hudson in Talks to Join 'Winged Creatures'

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Mar 29th 2007, 8:02AM

Mar 29th 2007, 8:02AM

Aretha Gets Chatty About Biopic and Whether Jennifer Hudson Will Star

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Mar 14th 2007, 1:01PM

Mar 14th 2007, 1:01PM

Jeffrey Sebelia's Post-Oscars Red Carpet Dish

Posted by
Jeffrey Sebelia on Mar 1st 2007, 8:31AM

Mar 1st 2007, 8:31AM

Spielberg, Coppola and Lucas to Hand Scorsese His Oscar

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Feb 24th 2007, 4:02AM

Feb 24th 2007, 4:02AM

Dreamgirls Producers Put Bizarre 'Apology' Ad In Hollywood Reporter

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Feb 22nd 2007, 1:03PM

Feb 22nd 2007, 1:03PM

News Bites: Waters, Haas and Hudson's Vogue

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Feb 13th 2007, 2:33PM

Feb 13th 2007, 2:33PM

Jennifer Hudson: Florence Ballard's Sad Story Was My Dreamgirls Motivation

Posted by
Ryan Stewart on Feb 6th 2007, 12:02PM

Feb 6th 2007, 12:02PM

Oscar Watch: Does Eddie Murphy Even Care About Oscar Gold?

Posted by
Kim Voynar on Feb 5th 2007, 4:31AM

Feb 5th 2007, 4:31AM

Oscar Odds: From a Vegas Oddsmaker!

Posted by
Jay Kornegay on Jan 29th 2007, 4:31PM

Jan 29th 2007, 4:31PM

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