Jennifer Hudson wins Golden Globe for best supporting actress

American Idol 3 finalist Jennifer Hudson won the first Golden Globe award of the night last night for her work in Dreamgirls, a part that’s earning Oscar Buzz for her.

Accepting the award, which looks like a little league soccer participation trophy becuse the Hollywood Foreign Press spends all of their budget on alcohol, Jennifer said, “Wow, I have always dreamed, but never, ever this big–ever. This goes far beyond anything I could ever have imagined.”

She also added that she now feels like an actual actor, although her part took lots of work. “Because of this, it makes me feel like I’m part of a community. And it makes me feel like an actress, and you do not understand how much that feels good to say. … Thank you for making me feel so welcome,” she said.

She preceded that by saying, “I’m trying not to cry, but you do not know how much this does for my confidence.”

Later, Clint Eastwood joked by referencing that part of her speech. Accepting the award for best foreign language film, he said, “You don’t know what this does for my confidence.”

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