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Jennifer Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson
(born September 12, 1981) is an American singer, actress, and spokesperson.[1] She rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, finishing seventh. Hudson made her film debut portraying Effie White
Effie White
in Dreamgirls, for which she gained worldwide acclaim and won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
for Best Supporting Actress. She also appeared in Sex and the City, The Secret Life of Bees, and Black Nativity. She has made numerous television appearances, including guest roles on Smash, Empire, and Inside Amy Schumer. In 2015, she made her Broadway debut in the role of Shug Avery in the revival of The Color Purple. Hudson has released three studio albums. Her debut album Jennifer Hudson, released in 2008, debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold by the RIAA, with sales exceeding a million copies worldwide. The record was nominated for four Grammy Awards, winning the 2009 Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. Her second album I Remember Me, released in 2011, also debuted at number two on the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
and was certified gold by the RIAA. Her third album, JHUD, peaked in the top ten and featured the Grammy-nominated track "It's Your World". She also became the principal singer of The Color Purple musical album, which earned the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. In October 2008, Hudson stepped out of the public eye for three months after her mother, brother, and nephew were killed in a shooting. She resumed her public appearances in 2009, with high-profile performances at Super Bowl XLIII, the Grammy Awards, American Idol, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.[2] Hudson has been described as a friend of former President Barack Obama, who invited her to appear with him at a fundraiser in Beverly Hills during his first term in May 2009.[3] She also performed at the White House at the "Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement" event.[4] In 2013, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[5] In 2016, Hudson was announced as a coach on the 2017 series of The Voice UK, where she became the first female coach to win.[6] The following year, Hudson was announced as a coach on the thirteenth season of the U.S.
U.S.
version of The Voice.[7] On January 27, 2018, Clive Davis, who signed Hudson and promoted her as the new Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
and Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin
following her departure from American Idol, disclosed that Hudson had been handpicked by Franklin to portray her in an upcoming bio-pic.[8]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 2004–05: American Idol

2.1.1 Performances

2.2 2006–07: Dreamgirls and breakthrough 2.3 2008–09: Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
album, films and major appearances 2.4 2010–12: Weight Watchers
Weight Watchers
and I Remember Me 2.5 2013–2014: The JHUD
JHUD
Era 2.6 2015-Present: The Color Purple, Hairspray Live, and The Voice

3 Personal life 4 Discography 5 Filmography 6 Awards and nominations 7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] Hudson was born on September 12, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois.[9][10] She is the third and youngest child of Darnell Donnerson (November 7, 1950 – October 24, 2008)[11] and Samuel Simpson[12] (died 1999).[13] She was raised as a Baptist[14] in Englewood[15] and attended Dunbar Vocational High School, from which she graduated in 1999.[16] She cites Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and Patti LaBelle
Patti LaBelle
as her overall biggest influences and inspiration.[17] At age 7 she got her start in performing by singing with the church choir and doing community theater with the help of her late maternal grandmother, Julia.[18] She enrolled at Langston University
Langston University
but she left after a semester due to homesickness and unhappiness with the weather, and registered at Kennedy–King College.[19] In January 2002, Hudson signed her first recording contract with Righteous Records, a Chicago-based independent record label.[20] She was released from her five-year contract with Righteous Records so that she could appear on American Idol
American Idol
in 2004. Career[edit] 2004–05: American Idol[edit] Hudson auditioned for the third season of American Idol
American Idol
in Atlanta commenting that she had been singing on Disney Cruise Lines (aboard the Disney Wonder) for the past few months (as one of the Muses from Hercules); and contestant judge Randy Jackson
Randy Jackson
said, "We're expecting more than a cruise ship performance from you."[21] Hudson received the highest number of votes in the "Top 9" after her performance of Elton John's "Circle of Life" on April 6, 2004, but two weeks later was eliminated during the "Top 7" show after performing Barry Manilow's, "Weekend in New England." The bottom three consisting of three African-American women led to controversy.[22][23] In May 2009, MTV listed Hudson as the sixth greatest American Idol
American Idol
and noted her exit was the most shocking of all time.[24] In May 2010, the Los Angeles Times claimed Hudson to be the third greatest Idol contestant in the history of the show, placing behind season one winner Kelly Clarkson and season four winner Carrie Underwood.[25] Performances[edit]

Theme week Song sung Artist

Audition Share Your Love With Me Aretha Franklin

Semifinals Imagine John Lennon

Wild Card I Believe in You and Me Four Tops Whitney Houston

Top 12 Soul Music
Soul Music
Week Baby, I Love You Aretha Franklin

Top 11 Country Week No One Else on Earth Wynonna Judd

Top 10 Motown
Motown
Week (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave Martha and the Vandellas

Top 9 Songs of Elton John Circle of Life Elton John

Top 8 Songs of the Cinema I Have Nothing
I Have Nothing
from The Bodyguard Whitney Houston

Top 7 Songs of Barry Manilow Weekend in New England Barry Manilow

2006–07: Dreamgirls and breakthrough[edit] In one of her first appearances on a record, Hudson is featured in a duet, "The Future Ain't What It Used to Be", on Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose. In September 2006, Hudson performed the song, "Over It," live on Fox Chicago
Chicago
Morning News. In the interview she stated the song would be included on her debut album, to be released in early 2007; however, this was before she was signed to a record label.[26] In November 2006, Hudson signed a record deal with Arista Records.[27] On The Oprah Winfrey Show, Hudson announced plans to enter the studio in March 2007.[citation needed] Hudson said on The Tyra Banks Show, on February 23, 2007, that she just finished the first song for the album.[citation needed] Hudson also recorded a song she co-wrote with Bill Grainer and Earl Powell called "Stand Up", which was available for preview on her fan website. The track was produced by Chicago
Chicago
natives Powell and Herman Little III, who also arranged the song.[28] The power-ballad would later become available on the deluxe edition of Hudson's self-titled album as a bonus track. In November 2005, Hudson was cast in the role of Effie White
Effie White
for the film adaptation of the musical Dreamgirls, which also starred Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles
Beyoncé Knowles
and Eddie Murphy. The role, originally created in a Broadway performance by Jennifer Holliday,[citation needed] marked Hudson's debut screen performance. She won the role over hundreds of professional singers and actresses, including Fantasia Barrino.[29] Filming of Dreamgirls began on January 9, 2006, and the film went into limited release on December 25, 2006, and national release on January 12, 2007. Hudson has won particular praise for her show-stopping onscreen rendition of the hit song, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going", the signature song of the role, which had earlier been recorded, and had already reached the status of musical standard, because of the definitive performance of Jennifer Holliday. The New York Observer described Hudson's performance of the song as "five mellifluous, molto vibrato minutes that have suddenly catapulted Ms. Hudson... into the position of front-runner for the best supporting actress Oscar".[30] Newsweek said that when moviegoers hear Hudson sing the song, she, "is going to raise goose bumps across the land."[31] Variety magazine wrote that Hudson's performance "calls to mind debuts like Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
in Funny Girl or Bette Midler
Bette Midler
in The Rose, with a voice like the young Aretha".[32] Hudson's version of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" debuted at number 98 on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
in the January 13, 2007, issue.[citation needed] The Dreamgirls track became Hudson's first top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot Adult R&B Airplay chart on February 24, 2007.[citation needed] "Love You I Do" was nominated for the 2007 Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Song and won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.

Hudson performing in 2007

As Effie White, Hudson has garnered 29 awards from film critics as Best Supporting Actress and Breakthrough Performer of 2006. She won the Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
as Best Actress in a Supporting Role. In addition, she has been named Best Supporting Actress by the Broadcast Film Critics Association and also by the Screen Actors Guild. After seeing Hudson's performance in Dreamgirls, Simon Cowell taped a congratulatory message to her, which aired on The Oprah Winfrey Show.[33] With the March 2007 issue, Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
became the third African-American celebrity and the first African-American singer to grace the cover of Vogue magazine.[34] On February 11, 2007, the 60th British Academy Film Awards were held in London, but Hudson was not there to accept her BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. The BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
went missing and Hudson did not receive her award until April 22, 2011, when it was presented to her on the Graham Norton Show. On February 25, 2007, she won the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film. During her acceptance speech, Hudson said: "Oh, my God, I have to just take this moment in. I cannot believe this. Look what God can do. I didn't think I was going to win. [...] If my grandmother was here to see me now. She was my biggest inspiration." She also concluded her speech by thanking Jennifer Holliday.[35] Later in 2007, the mayor of her home town, Chicago, Richard M. Daley, declared March 6 as "Jennifer Hudson Day".[36][37] She was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on June 18, along with 115 other individuals for 2007.[38][39] Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
put her performance on its end-of-the-decade, "best-of" list, saying, "Sure, Beyoncé's performance was great. And Eddie Murphy's was impressive. But there was really only one reason we all rushed to see 2006's Dreamgirls: Jennifer Hudson's soul-to-the-rafters rendition of the classic 'And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going'. When she sang 'You're gonna love me,' it wasn't just a lyric — it was a fact."[40] 2008–09: Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
album, films and major appearances[edit] In May 2008, Hudson appeared in the feature film Sex and the City as Louise, Carrie Bradshaw's assistant. Filming finished in December 2007 and the movie was released on May 30, 2008.[41] In October 2008, Hudson made her third film appearance in The Secret Life of Bees as Rosaleen, the mother figure of Lily Owens (Dakota Fanning). Also starring in the film are fellow Oscar nominees Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah
and Sophie Okonedo, as well as Alicia Keys. The film opened on October 17, 2008, and grossed over $37 million at the box office. The film won two People's Choice Awards
People's Choice Awards
in January 2009 in the categories, Favorite Drama Movie and Favorite Independent Movie. The film also received nine Black Reel Awards nominations including three wins. Hudson was nominated for her performance in the film, but lost to Queen Latifah. The film also received eight nominations at the 2009 NAACP Image Awards, including a nomination for Hudson for her performance. In 2009, Hudson starred as Kathy Archenault in Fragments, a film based on the novel by Roy Freirich, with Dakota Fanning
Dakota Fanning
and Forest Whitaker. The name of the film was changed from "Winged Creatures" to "Fragments".[citation needed] It was released on DVD on August 4, 2009. In 2010, Hudson started filming the biopic film Winnie Mandela[42] based on the South African politician Winnie Mandela[42] starring alongside Terrence Howard
Terrence Howard
and directed by Darrell J. Roodt.[43] Andre Pieterse and Roodt and Paul L. Johnson based the film's script on Anne Marie du Preez Bezdrob's biography, Winnie Mandela: A Life.[44] The Creative Workers Union of South Africa have opposed this choice, stating they will push for a moratorium on the film if the casting is not reversed.[45] Winnie Mandela
Winnie Mandela
has threatened legal action over this film, claiming she was not "consulted" about the film.[46] Winnie Mandela
Winnie Mandela
was originally scheduled to be released in December 2011; the trailer was released in 2010.[43] Image Entertainment released the film on September 6, 2013.[47][48] In January 2008, Hudson returned to the studio to record new songs for her debut studio album. Her label was reportedly unhappy with the direction they were sending Hudson musically and decided it would be best to scrap the older songs and instead focus on new ones. Hudson worked with Ryan Tedder
Ryan Tedder
and Timbaland
Timbaland
on a number of songs. Her debut single, "Spotlight" was released on June 10, 2008, and became Hudson's first top 40 hit peaking at number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
and became a top 20 hit in the United Kingdom and Turkey. Her debut studio album, Jennifer Hudson, was released on September 30, 2008, on Arista and was written by Ne-Yo, who co-produced along with Stargate. Additional contributors on the album include Timbaland, Missy Elliott, Robin Thicke, Harvey Mason, Jr., Diane Warren, Earl Powell, and Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, among others.[49] The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
with 217,000 copies in the US and opened to positive reviews. As of August 2009, the album has sold 739,000 copies in the US, receiving a Gold certification for surpassing sales of 500,000. She has performed the song, "All Dressed in Love" for the Sex and the City soundtrack, which was released on May 27, 2008.[50] Hudson performed the national anthem at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. The album's second single was to be released in October 2008, and was originally set to be "My Heart" before "If This Isn't Love" was chosen as the official second single. After three of her family members were brutally murdered, the single was rescheduled for a January 2009 release. However, in January 2009, her label decided to postpone the release of the second single once more until, choosing a February 2009 release date. After the release of "If This Isn't Love", the single eventually peaked at number 63 on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
and number 37 on the UK Singles Chart. The third single was announced as "Pocketbook" featuring Ludacris
Ludacris
in April 2009, for a June 2009 release, despite speculation that the third single would be "My Heart" after it was canceled as the second single. In May 2009, "Pocketbook" was canceled as the third single due to negative reception from fans and critics alike. The third single was then rescheduled as "Giving Myself" and was released on June 2, 2009, to the US. Her debut album garnered Hudson three nominations at the 2009 Grammy Awards; Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "Spotlight", Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for "I'm His Only Woman" with Fantasia Barrino, and Best R&B Album for Jennifer Hudson. She won the last of these and performed at the awards ceremony.[51] In February 2009, Hudson made her first public appearance since the murders when she sang the Star-Spangled Banner
Star-Spangled Banner
at Super Bowl XLIII.[52][53][54] She toured the United States with Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke
in 2009.[55] In early May 2009, Hudson suffered "throat fatigue" and had to reschedule her May 16–19, 2009, tour dates.[56] She sang "Will You Be There" at the Michael Jackson memorial service
Michael Jackson memorial service
in July 2009.[57] Hudson recorded "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)," originally by Gladys Knight & the Pips, for American Idol
American Idol
Season 3: Greatest Soul Classics — the official American Idol
American Idol
album for the third season. She also performed the song "Easy to be Hard" on the Actors' Fund benefit recording of the musical Hair;[citation needed] and she is featured on Ne-Yo's second album, Because of You, on the track, "Leaving Tonight". Hudson sang "Dancing a Catchy Rhythm" with Brooke White.[citation needed] Hudson performed a Christmas special in December 2009 called Jennifer Hudson: I'll Be Home for Christmas. During the special, she relived her childhood Christmases with musical performances filmed at her favorite locations in her native Chicago. Hudson also visited family members, friends and other childhood influences during the broadcast.[58] On January 22, 2010, Hudson appeared on the telethon "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", performing the Beatles' "Let it Be". The telecast generated $61 million in donations as of January 26, 2010.[59] Also, that year, Hudson recorded the song "One Shining Moment" for the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. 2010–12: Weight Watchers
Weight Watchers
and I Remember Me[edit]

Jennifer Hudson's first public appearance after the murder of three family members, including her mother, sings the "National Anthem" at Super Bowl XLIII

Hudson at the 83rd Academy Awards
83rd Academy Awards
in 2011

In 2010, Hudson became the spokesperson for Weight Watchers.[1][60] She has lost 56 pounds (25 kg) in the last year and "does not want to lose any more weight."[61] However, on February 10, 2011, she appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Oprah Winfrey Show
and revealed she has now lost a total of 80 pounds.[62] Her 2012 autobiography, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, detailed her weight loss.[63][64][65] Early in the album I Remember Me's development, Ne-Yo
Ne-Yo
told E! Online that Hudson was ready to get personal on her second studio album and that he might be producing the album. He said "She's gone through a lot over the last year, so she has a lot to talk about," he continues. "She's definitely gotten stronger. The things that she's gone through and for her to still be upbeat and happy, it's amazing."[66] Hudson released her second studio album I Remember Me on March 22, 2011. It debuted at number two on the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
selling 165,000 copies in its first week of release.[67] On January 24, 2011 Hudson premiered the album's lead single "Where You At".[68] It was written by R. Kelly and produced by Harvey Mason, Jr.[69] The song went for radio adds that same week.[70] On February 3, 2011 due to radio adds the single made its debut on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at number 53,[71][clarification needed] having so far reached a peak of number 10.[72] The music video premiered on BET's 106 & Park and through Vevo
Vevo
in February 2011.[73][74] "No One Gonna Love You" impacted on Urban adult contemporary radio in the United States in May 2011. A remix bundle titled "No One Gonna Love You-The Remixes" was released as a digital download in the US and the UK in July 2011.[75][76][77] The song has reached number 23 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.[78] The third US single will be "I Got This".[79] The non-single track "Don't Look Down" reached number 70 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[80] 2013–2014: The JHUD
JHUD
Era[edit] Hudson played a nun in the Farrelly brothers
Farrelly brothers
film The Three Stooges (2012).[81] The day after the death of Whitney Houston, Hudson paid tribute to her by singing Houston's iconic "I Will Always Love You" during the 54th Grammy Awards
Grammy Awards
held on February 12, 2012 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.[82] Hudson guest-starred for a multi-episode arc on the second season of Smash.[83] She sang "America the Beautiful" with the Sandy Hook Elementary School chorus at Super Bowl XLVII.[84] Hudson sang at the 85th Academy Awards
85th Academy Awards
in a tribute to musical films.[85] She performed "Same Love" with Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, and Mary Lambert at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.[86] On September 21, 2013, a new single from Hudson's forthcoming third studio album was released via her website. The 70s stylized uptempo ballad, titled "I Can't Describe (The Way I Feel)", features T.I.
T.I.
with production by Pharrell, she performed this song alongside Chaka Khan, Evelyn Champagne King, and T.I.
T.I.
at the 2013 Soul Train Awards.[87] In October 2013, Hudson starred in the coming of age drama The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete alongside Jordin Sparks
Jordin Sparks
as well as the drama/musical Black Nativity. Furthermore, she appears alongside Amy Adams in the drama Lullaby. On November 13, 2013, Hudson was awarded with the 2,512th star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[5] Hudson's third studio album, JHUD, was released on September 23, 2014. Hudson described the album as more "upbeat" than her previous material. She worked with Timbaland, Pharrell
Pharrell
Williams, RedOne, and R. Kelly among others. RedOne
RedOne
said about the material: "It's not dance dance, but it's soulful dance. It's very '70s kinda style".[88] Hudson stated: "What we're doing feels so right that I never want to go home (from the studio). My sister and my manager will be sleeping on the couch while we work until 4 or 5am".[89] Hudson confirmed that a song on the album will be "It's Your World" and features R. Kelly, in an interview with Jonathan Ross
Jonathan Ross
on The Jonathan Ross
Jonathan Ross
Show. The track went on to be nominated for Best R&B Vocal Performance at the 2015 Grammy Awards. On June 20, she released the music video for "Walk it Out" featuring Timbaland, which is the first single off her upcoming album. On July 3, Hudson announced that the name of her third album is JHUD
JHUD
and would include "different expressions of [Hudson] as an artist, a girl, [and] a music lover".[90] 2015-Present: The Color Purple, Hairspray Live, and The Voice[edit] At the 87th Academy Awards, Hudson performed her song (originally from NBC’s SMASH) "I Can't Let Go" by Marc Shaiman
Marc Shaiman
and Scott Wittman as a tribute to the individuals Hollywood lost in the previous year.[91] Later in 2015, Hudson guest-starred as Michelle White, a minor semi-recurring character in the first season of Empire.[92] She sang three songs on the show, “Remember the Music,” “Whatever Makes You Happy,” and “For My God.” Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
helped welcome Pope Francis
Pope Francis
on his first visit to the United States by singing her rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah."[93] In fall 2015, Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
made her Broadway debut as Shug Avery in the Broadway revival of The Color Purple, alongside Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks. New York Times
New York Times
critic Ben Brantley hailed her performance saying, “Ms. Hudson radiates a lush, supple stage presence that is echoed by her velvet voice."[94] Although Hudson herself was snubbed by the Tonys,[95] the show received the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical in 2016. Hudson later picked up her second career Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album (2017) for her work on The Color Purple.”[96] In June 2016, Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
performed Prince’s “Purple Rain,” on the BET Awards, which she had previously sung onstage with the cast of The Color Purple,[97] the day Prince
Prince
died. She wore an outfit similar to one Prince
Prince
had worn, and audiences were mesmerized by her soul-stirring performance.[98] On June 28, 2016, it was announced that Hudson had signed with Epic Records. L.A. Reid
L.A. Reid
and Clive Davis
Clive Davis
are joining forces for the first time since Whitney Houston’s “The Bodyguard” soundtrack 25 years ago. ” Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
is the defining voice of this generation,” said Reid. “Her award-winning presence on records, in film and on stage establishes her as one of the premiere artists to emerge in this century.” Davis says: “I signed Jennifer in 2007 believing her to be the strongest candidate as the next generation’s Aretha Franklin and Whitney. She has become that, as LA and I excitingly reunite to capture Jennifer at her all-time best.”[99] Meanwhile, Hudson picked up a few minor film roles, including one in Spike Lee's musical film Chi-Raq
Chi-Raq
and the HBO film Confirmation, alongside Kerry Washington. In December 2016, Hudson played scene-stealer Motormouth Maybelle in NBC’s Hairspray Live!. Her version of the Civil Rights-themed ballad “I Know Where I’ve Been,” blew audiences away, garnering Emmy buzz from fans and critics alike.[100] During the credit sequence, Hudson duets with costar Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande
on Shaiman and Wittman’s “Come So Far.” Hudson lent her voice to the character of Nana Noodleman in the Illumination Entertainment film, Sing, which was released December 21, 2016. In the film, she sang The Beatles' classic, “Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight,” which was the recurring musical theme of the film. On the deluxe soundtrack, Hudson sings with Tori Kelly on a duet version of Leonard Cohen’s, “Hallelujah.”[101] In February 2017, she starred as singer Courtney Clarke alongside Adam Sandler in the Netflix
Netflix
film Sandy Wexler.[102] In May 2017, it was then announced that Hudson would become a coach for the American version of The Voice, starting with its thirteenth season.[103] Hudson released "Remember Me" on March 3, 2017 as the lead single from her upcoming fourth album. On January 27, 2018, Clive Davis, who signed Hudson and promoted her as the new Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
and Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin
following her departure from American Idol, disclosed that Hudson had been handpicked by Franklin to portray her in an upcoming bio-pic.[8] Personal life[edit] Hudson began dating James Payton in 1999, when she was 18.[104] They separated in late 2007. Hudson met David Otunga, a professional wrestler in the WWE
WWE
and a Harvard Law graduate,[105][106][107] and the couple became engaged in September 2008.[108] In August 2009, Hudson gave birth to her first child, her son David Daniel Otunga, Jr.[109] In November 2017, a representative for Hudson announced she and Otunga had split and Hudson requested a protective order against Otunga.[110][111]

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On October 24, 2008, Hudson's 57-year-old mother Darnell Donnerson and 29-year-old brother Jason were found shot to death inside the Chicago home Donnerson shared with Hudson's older sister, Julia.[112] An AMBER Alert was issued for her 7-year-old nephew, Julian King, when Julia reported him missing.[113][114] Three days later the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed a body found on Chicago's West Side was the nephew; an autopsy indicated he had died from "multiple gunshot wounds."[115][116][117][118] Police charged William Balfour, Julia's estranged 27-year-old husband, with three counts of first-degree murder and one count of home invasion, and denied bail.[119] In May 2012, a court convicted him on all seven counts against him, including possession of a stolen vehicle.[120] In July 2012, he was sentenced to three life sentences without the possibility of parole; served consecutively, followed by an additional 120 years for his other convictions.[121][122] He is incarcerated in Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Illinois. Hudson's family announced the creation of The Hudson-King Foundation for Families of Slain Victims, in honor of the three victims.[123] Hudson and her sister created the Julian D. King Gift Foundation in honor of her nephew. It provides Christmas presents and school supplies to needy families in the Chicago
Chicago
area.[124] Discography[edit] Main article: Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
discography

Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
(2008) I Remember Me (2011) JHUD
JHUD
(2014)

Filmography[edit]

Film

Year Title Role

2006 Dreamgirls Effie White

2008 Sex and the City Louise

Secret Life of Bees, TheThe Secret Life of Bees Rosaleen Daise

2009 Fragments – Winged Creatures Kathy Archenault

2011 Winnie Mandela Winnie Mandela

2012 The Three Stooges Sister Rosemary

2013 The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete Gloria

Black Nativity Naima Cobbs[125]

2014 Lullaby Nurse Carrie

2015 Chi-Raq Irene

2016 Sing Young Nana Noodleman (voice)[126]

2017 Sandy Wexler[127] Courtney Clarke

2018 Monster Mrs. Harmon

Television

Year Title Role Notes

2004 American Idol Contestant Season 3; 7th place

2011 The X Factor Herself UK series 8; Guest Judge (Judges Houses Assistant)

2012 Smash Veronica Moore 3 episodes

2013 Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Maggie Television film, segment: "Maggie"

2015 Empire Michelle White 3 episodes

2016 Confirmation Angela Wright Television film

Inside Amy Schumer Herself Episode: "Brave"

Hairspray Live! Motormouth Maybelle Television special

2017-present The Voice UK Herself Coach

2017 Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Herself Series 14 Show 1 "End of the Show Show" guest performer

The Voice (U.S.) Herself Coach

Awards and nominations[edit] Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Jennifer Hudson References[edit]

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Jennifer Hudson
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Jennifer Hudson
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No One Gonna Love You
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No One Gonna Love You
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Jennifer Hudson
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Music News & Info". Billboard. July 5, 2011. Retrieved September 24, 2017.  ^ McClintock, Pamela (June 1, 2011). " Jennifer Hudson
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Cast as a Nun in 'Three Stooges'". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 24, 2017.  ^ Kia Makarechi (February 14, 2012). "Jennifer Hudson's Whitney Houston Grammy Tribute, "I Will Always Love You"". HuffPost. Retrieved September 24, 2017.  ^ " Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
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Jennifer Hudson
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Macklemore
VMA Performance: Macklemore
Macklemore
& Ryan Lewis
Ryan Lewis
Play 'Same Love' At Barclays". HuffPost. August 25, 2013. Retrieved September 24, 2017.  ^ "Jennifer Hudson's 'I Can't Describe (The Way I Feel)'". HuffPost. September 22, 2013. Retrieved September 24, 2017.  ^ "Rap-Up TV: RedOne
RedOne
Talks Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, and Jennifer Hudson". Rap-Up.com. May 27, 2013. Retrieved September 24, 2017.  ^ " Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
Stuns In 'Angeleno' / Dishes On New Album ..::That Grape Juice // ThatGrapeJuice.net::.. Thirsty?". Thatgrapejuice.net. August 28, 2013. Retrieved September 24, 2017.  ^ Lopez, Korina (July 3, 2014). "Ready for the title of Jennifer Hudson's album? 'JHUD'". USA Today. Retrieved September 24, 2017.  ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/events/oscars/6480247/oscars-2015-jennifer-hudson-i-cant-let-go-in-memoriam ^ http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0504827/ ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6708103/pope-francis-jennifer-hudson-gloria-estafan-harry-connick-jr--nyc-madison-square-garden ^ https://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/11/theater/review-the-color-purple-on-broadway-stripped-to-its-essence.html?mcubz=3 ^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/tony-awards-nominations-snubs-2016-890196/item/2016-tony-snubs-jennifer-hudson-890202 ^ http://www.playbill.com/article/the-color-purple-cast-album-wins-the-grammy ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6KUTL0PXl0 ^ http://people.com/awards/bet-awards-2016-prince-tribute-features-jennifer-hudson-stevie-wonder/ ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/7423121/jennifer-hudson-signs-with-epic-records-deal ^ https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/entertainthis/2016/12/08/jennifer-hudson-hairspray-live-i-know-where-ive-been-video/95136074/ ^ https://www.amazon.com/Original-Motion-Picture-Soundtrack-Deluxe/dp/B01MXLREV4/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1506958306&sr=1-1-mp3-albums-bar-strip-0&keywords=SING+DELUXE ^ https://variety.com/2017/film/reviews/sandy-wexler-review-adam-sandler-1202031449/ ^ http://deadline.com/2017/05/jennifer-hudson-boards-nbc-the-voice-coach-1202089200/ ^ Barbara Walters' Oscar Special, 2007 ^ "David Otunga". WWE.com. Retrieved April 9, 2012.  ^ "Harvard Law Grad". Abovethelaw.com. October 12, 2007. Archived from the original on February 6, 2010. Retrieved March 10, 2011.  ^ "Jennifer Hudson's new reality: She's engaged to David Otunga". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on October 2, 2011. Retrieved May 6, 2010.  ^ " Jennifer Hudson
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Awards and achievements

Preceded by Rachel Weisz Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actress 2006 Succeeded by Tilda Swinton

Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture 2006 Succeeded by Cate Blanchett

Preceded by Chaka Khan
Chaka Khan
(Funk This) Grammy Award for Best R&B Album (Jennifer Hudson) 2009 Succeeded by BLACKsummers'night by Maxwell

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Studio albums

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Singles

"And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" "Spotlight" "If This Isn't Love" "Giving Myself" "Where You At" "I Remember Me" "No One Gonna Love You" "I Got This" "Think Like a Man" "I Can't Describe (The Way I Feel)" "Walk It Out" "It's Your World" " I Still Love You" "Remember Me"

Other songs

"Love You I Do" "All Dressed in Love" "We Are the World 25 for Haiti" "Night of Your Life" "Go All Night" "Trouble"

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Winners

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Runners-up

Justin Guarini Clay Aiken Diana DeGarmo Bo Bice Katharine McPhee Blake Lewis David Archuleta Adam Lambert Crystal Bowersox Lauren Alaina Jessica Sanchez Kree Harrison Jena Irene Clark Beckham La'Porsha Renae

Winners' singles

"A Moment Like This" "Flying Without Wings" "I Believe" "Inside Your Heaven" "Do I Make You Proud" "This Is My Now" "The Time of My Life" "No Boundaries" "Beautiful Day" "I Love You This Big" "Home" "I Am Beautiful" "As Long as You Love Me" "Beautiful Life" "Falling"

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Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actress

1936–1950

Gale Sondergaard
Gale Sondergaard
(1936) Alice Brady
Alice Brady
(1937) Fay Bainter
Fay Bainter
(1938) Hattie McDaniel
Hattie McDaniel
(1939) Jane Darwell
Jane Darwell
(1940) Mary Astor
Mary Astor
(1941) Teresa Wright
Teresa Wright
(1942) Katina Paxinou
Katina Paxinou
(1943) Ethel Barrymore
Ethel Barrymore
(1944) Anne Revere
Anne Revere
(1945) Anne Baxter
Anne Baxter
(1946) Celeste Holm
Celeste Holm
(1947) Claire Trevor
Claire Trevor
(1948) Mercedes McCambridge
Mercedes McCambridge
(1949) Josephine Hull (1950)

1951–1975

Kim Hunter
Kim Hunter
(1951) Gloria Grahame
Gloria Grahame
(1952) Donna Reed
Donna Reed
(1953) Eva Marie Saint
Eva Marie Saint
(1954) Jo Van Fleet
Jo Van Fleet
(1955) Dorothy Malone
Dorothy Malone
(1956) Miyoshi Umeki
Miyoshi Umeki
(1957) Wendy Hiller
Wendy Hiller
(1958) Shelley Winters
Shelley Winters
(1959) Shirley Jones
Shirley Jones
(1960) Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
(1961) Patty Duke
Patty Duke
(1962) Margaret Rutherford
Margaret Rutherford
(1963) Lila Kedrova
Lila Kedrova
(1964) Shelley Winters
Shelley Winters
(1965) Sandy Dennis (1966) Estelle Parsons
Estelle Parsons
(1967) Ruth Gordon
Ruth Gordon
(1968) Goldie Hawn
Goldie Hawn
(1969) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1970) Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1971) Eileen Heckart (1972) Tatum O'Neal
Tatum O'Neal
(1973) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1974) Lee Grant
Lee Grant
(1975)

1976–2000

Beatrice Straight (1976) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1977) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1978) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1979) Mary Steenburgen
Mary Steenburgen
(1980) Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
(1981) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(1982) Linda Hunt
Linda Hunt
(1983) Peggy Ashcroft
Peggy Ashcroft
(1984) Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston
(1985) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1986) Olympia Dukakis
Olympia Dukakis
(1987) Geena Davis
Geena Davis
(1988) Brenda Fricker
Brenda Fricker
(1989) Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
(1990) Mercedes Ruehl
Mercedes Ruehl
(1991) Marisa Tomei
Marisa Tomei
(1992) Anna Paquin
Anna Paquin
(1993) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1994) Mira Sorvino
Mira Sorvino
(1995) Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
(1996) Kim Basinger
Kim Basinger
(1997) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1998) Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
(1999) Marcia Gay Harden
Marcia Gay Harden
(2000)

2001–present

Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
(2001) Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones
(2002) Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
(2003) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2004) Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
(2005) Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
(2006) Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
(2007) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
(2008) Mo'Nique
Mo'Nique
(2009) Melissa Leo
Melissa Leo
(2010) Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer
(2011) Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
(2012) Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o
(2013) Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
(2014) Alicia Vikander
Alicia Vikander
(2015) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2016) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2017)

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BAFTA Award
BAFTA Award
for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Billie Whitelaw
Billie Whitelaw
(1968) Celia Johnson
Celia Johnson
(1969) Susannah York
Susannah York
(1970) Margaret Leighton
Margaret Leighton
(1971) Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1972) Valentina Cortese
Valentina Cortese
(1973) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1974) Diane Ladd
Diane Ladd
(1975) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(1976) Jenny Agutter (1977) Geraldine Page
Geraldine Page
(1978) Rachel Roberts (1979) Rohini Hattangadi
Rohini Hattangadi
/ Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
(1982) Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis
(1983) Liz Smith (1984) Rosanna Arquette
Rosanna Arquette
(1985) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1986) Susan Wooldridge (1987) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1988) Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer
(1989) Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
(1990) Kate Nelligan (1991) Miranda Richardson
Miranda Richardson
(1992) Miriam Margolyes
Miriam Margolyes
(1993) Kristin Scott Thomas
Kristin Scott Thomas
(1994) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(1995) Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
(1996) Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver
(1997) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1998) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1999) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(2000) Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
(2001) Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones
(2002) Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
(2003) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2004) Thandie Newton
Thandie Newton
(2005) Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
(2006) Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
(2007) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
(2008) Mo'Nique
Mo'Nique
(2009) Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter
(2010) Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer
(2011) Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
(2012) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
(2013) Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
(2014) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2015) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2016) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2017)

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress

Mira Sorvino
Mira Sorvino
(1995) Joan Allen
Joan Allen
(1996) Joan Cusack
Joan Cusack
(1997) Joan Allen
Joan Allen
/ Kathy Bates
Kathy Bates
(1998) Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
(1999) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(2000) Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
(2001) Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones
(2002) Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
(2003) Virginia Madsen
Virginia Madsen
(2004) Amy Adams
Amy Adams
/ Michelle Williams (2005) Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
(2006) Amy Ryan
Amy Ryan
(2007) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2008) Mo'Nique
Mo'Nique
(2009) Melissa Leo
Melissa Leo
(2010) Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer
(2011) Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
(2012) Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o
(2013) Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
(2014) Alicia Vikander
Alicia Vikander
(2015) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2016) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2017)

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Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

Katina Paxinou
Katina Paxinou
(1943) Agnes Moorehead
Agnes Moorehead
(1944) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1945) Anne Baxter
Anne Baxter
(1946) Celeste Holm
Celeste Holm
(1947) Ellen Corby
Ellen Corby
(1948) Mercedes McCambridge
Mercedes McCambridge
(1949) Josephine Hull (1950) Kim Hunter
Kim Hunter
(1951) Katy Jurado
Katy Jurado
(1952) Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
(1953) Jan Sterling
Jan Sterling
(1954) Marisa Pavan
Marisa Pavan
(1955) Eileen Heckart (1956) Elsa Lanchester
Elsa Lanchester
(1957) Hermione Gingold
Hermione Gingold
(1958) Susan Kohner
Susan Kohner
(1959) Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh
(1960) Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
(1961) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1962) Margaret Rutherford
Margaret Rutherford
(1963) Agnes Moorehead
Agnes Moorehead
(1964) Ruth Gordon
Ruth Gordon
(1965) Jocelyne LaGarde (1966) Carol Channing
Carol Channing
(1967) Ruth Gordon
Ruth Gordon
(1968) Goldie Hawn
Goldie Hawn
(1969) Karen Black/ Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
(1970) Ann-Margret
Ann-Margret
(1971) Shelley Winters
Shelley Winters
(1972) Linda Blair
Linda Blair
(1973) Karen Black
Karen Black
(1974) Brenda Vaccaro
Brenda Vaccaro
(1975) Katharine Ross
Katharine Ross
(1976) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1977) Dyan Cannon
Dyan Cannon
(1978) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1979) Mary Steenburgen
Mary Steenburgen
(1980) Joan Hackett
Joan Hackett
(1981) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(1982) Cher
Cher
(1983) Peggy Ashcroft
Peggy Ashcroft
(1984) Meg Tilly
Meg Tilly
(1985) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1986) Olympia Dukakis
Olympia Dukakis
(1987) Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver
(1988) Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
(1989) Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
(1990) Mercedes Ruehl
Mercedes Ruehl
(1991) Joan Plowright
Joan Plowright
(1992) Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder
(1993) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1994) Mira Sorvino
Mira Sorvino
(1995) Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
(1996) Kim Basinger
Kim Basinger
(1997) Lynn Redgrave
Lynn Redgrave
(1998) Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
(1999) Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson
(2000) Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
(2001) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2002) Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
(2003) Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman
(2004) Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
(2005) Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
(2006) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2007) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2008) Mo'Nique
Mo'Nique
(2009) Melissa Leo
Melissa Leo
(2010) Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer
(2011) Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
(2012) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
(2013) Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
(2014) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2015) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2016) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2017)

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National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance

Alicia Silverstone
Alicia Silverstone
(1995) Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
(1996) Bai Ling
Bai Ling
(1997) Billy Crudup
Billy Crudup
/ Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
(1998) Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank
/ Wes Bentley
Wes Bentley
(1999) Jamie Bell
Jamie Bell
/ Michelle Rodriguez
Michelle Rodriguez
(2000) Hayden Christensen
Hayden Christensen
/ Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts
(2001) Maggie Gyllenhaal
Maggie Gyllenhaal
/ Derek Luke (2002) Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron
/ Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2003) Emmy Rossum
Emmy Rossum
/ Topher Grace
Topher Grace
(2004) Q'orianka Kilcher
Q'orianka Kilcher
/ Terrence Howard
Terrence Howard
(2005) Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
/ Rinko Kikuchi
Rinko Kikuchi
/ Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling
(2006) Ellen Page
Ellen Page
/ Emile Hirsch
Emile Hirsch
(2007) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
/ Dev Patel
Dev Patel
(2008) Gabourey Sidibe
Gabourey Sidibe
/ Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner
(2009) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
(2010) Rooney Mara
Rooney Mara
/ Felicity Jones
Felicity Jones
(2011) Quvenzhané Wallis / Tom Holland (2012) Adèle Exarchopoulos
Adèle Exarchopoulos
/ Michael B. Jordan
Michael B. Jordan
(2013) Jack O'Connell (2014) Abraham Attah
Abraham Attah
/ Jacob Tremblay
Jacob Tremblay
(2015) Lucas Hedges
Lucas Hedges
/ Royalty Hightower (2016) Timothée Chalamet
Timothée Chalamet
(2017)

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New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress

Dyan Cannon
Dyan Cannon
(1969) Karen Black
Karen Black
(1970) Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
(1971) Jeannie Berlin (1972) Valentina Cortese
Valentina Cortese
(1973) Valerie Perrine
Valerie Perrine
(1974) Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin
(1975) Talia Shire
Talia Shire
(1976) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(1977) Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
(1978) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1979) Mary Steenburgen
Mary Steenburgen
(1980) Mona Washbourne
Mona Washbourne
(1981) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(1982) Linda Hunt
Linda Hunt
(1983) Christine Lahti
Christine Lahti
(1984) Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston
(1985) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1986) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1987) Diane Venora (1988) Lena Olin
Lena Olin
(1989) Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jennifer Jason Leigh
(1990) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1991) Miranda Richardson
Miranda Richardson
(1992) Gong Li
Gong Li
(1993) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1994) Mira Sorvino
Mira Sorvino
(1995) Courtney Love
Courtney Love
(1996) Joan Cusack
Joan Cusack
(1997) Lisa Kudrow
Lisa Kudrow
(1998) Catherine Keener
Catherine Keener
(1999) Marcia Gay Harden
Marcia Gay Harden
(2000) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2001) Patricia Clarkson
Patricia Clarkson
(2002) Shohreh Aghdashloo
Shohreh Aghdashloo
(2003) Virginia Madsen
Virginia Madsen
(2004) Maria Bello
Maria Bello
(2005) Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
(2006) Amy Ryan
Amy Ryan
(2007) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
(2008) Mo'Nique
Mo'Nique
(2009) Melissa Leo
Melissa Leo
(2010) Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain
(2011) Sally Field
Sally Field
(2012) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
(2013) Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
(2014) Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart
(2015) Michelle Williams (2016) Tiffany Haddish
Tiffany Haddish
(2017)

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Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

Musical or Comedy (1996–2005, retired)

Debbie Reynolds
Debbie Reynolds
(1996) Joan Cusack
Joan Cusack
(1997) Joan Allen
Joan Allen
(1998) Catherine Keener
Catherine Keener
(1999) Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson
(2000) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(2001) Tovah Feldshuh
Tovah Feldshuh
(2002) Patricia Clarkson
Patricia Clarkson
(2003) Regina King
Regina King
(2004) Rosario Dawson
Rosario Dawson
(2005)

Motion Picture Drama (1996–2005, retired)

Courtney Love
Courtney Love
(1996) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(1997) Kimberly Elise
Kimberly Elise
(1998) Chloë Sevigny
Chloë Sevigny
(1999) Jennifer Ehle
Jennifer Ehle
/ Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(2000) Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
(2001) Edie Falco
Edie Falco
(2002) Maria Bello
Maria Bello
(2003) Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands
(2004) Laura Linney
Laura Linney
(2005)

Motion Picture (2006–present)

Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
(2006) Amy Ryan
Amy Ryan
(2007) Rosemarie DeWitt
Rosemarie DeWitt
(2008) Mo'Nique
Mo'Nique
(2009) Jacki Weaver
Jacki Weaver
(2010) Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain
(2011) Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
(2012) June Squibb (2013) Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
(2014) Alicia Vikander
Alicia Vikander
(2015) Naomie Harris
Naomie Harris
(2016) Lois Smith
Lois Smith
(2017)

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Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1994) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(1995) Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
(1996) Kim Basinger
Kim Basinger
/ Gloria Stuart
Gloria Stuart
(1997) Kathy Bates
Kathy Bates
(1998) Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
(1999) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(2000) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2001) Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones
(2002) Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
(2003) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2004) Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
(2005) Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
(2006) Ruby Dee
Ruby Dee
(2007) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2008) Mo'Nique
Mo'Nique
(2009) Melissa Leo
Melissa Leo
(2010) Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer
(2011) Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
(2012) Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o
(2013) Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
(2014) Alicia Vikander
Alicia Vikander
(2015) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2016) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2017)

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