Jennifer Hudson is having a breakout year in 2006. After winning
a Golden Globe® for her stunning performance as Effie White in Dreamgirls, Oscar® came a-knocking! The film—which marked her first ever acting role—has landed her a nomination for Best Supporting Actress!
Jennifer says everything has happened really fast and that she hasn't even processed the Golden Globe win yet! "I am [having fun], but you do want to step back a moment and see what you've done, to enjoy it and embrace it, but it's busy and I like being busy," Jennifer says.
In her Golden Globe acceptance
speech, Jennifer said the win gave her confidence. But, she admits it didn't
come across exactly as she meant it. "To [be able to] say that I'm an actress
now … [that] does something for my confidence," Jennifer says. "To come into
this whole other industry and be welcomed like this, oh my God. I cannot believe
it. It's so amazing."