Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Rooting for the Underdog

Jennifer Hudson wins a Golden GlobeI just heard that Jennifer Hudson has been nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Dreamgirls. While I am yet to see this film, I have no doubt that she is fantastic in it, least of all because everybody says so. I was a big fan of hers on American Idol and was maddened by Simon Cowell telling her that she was too big and her presence too strong to make it as an American Idol (I'm paraphrasing here). Well, shows how much he knows! Ms. Hudson has moved on to bigger and better things. Who remembers who won AI that season anyway. Oh, wait, it was Fantasia Barrino who I also liked and voted for repeatedly in the final. Okay, moving on ........

Anyway, back to Jennifer, I want to watch Dreamgirls just to see her performance.

See the full list of Oscar nominees.

3 comments:

My Talking Beginnings said...

I second that. She just won a golden globe and i am sure she will get the oscar! Dreamgirls just came out here in the UK but i've seen it already and i can only use one word in describing jen's performance....sizzling!

dami said...

"Simon Cowell telling her that she was too big and her presence too strong to make it as an American Idol (I'm paraphrasing here). Well, shows how much he knows!"

i guess he really did know she was destined for something bigger than ai. i'm rooting for her all the way!!! placement is key though. we won't have heard much of her if she chose to run in the best actress category ala beyonce.

laspapi said...

What worries me about contests like 'American Idol' is that the human spirit can be broken through a careless remark like Simon Cowell's. I'm glad she shrugged it off and went on to greater things, but how many others have been wounded for life.

Nice pictures of Uganda there. As for the Nollywood witchcraft and ritual stereo-typed films, one hopes mindless works will become a thing of the past soon.