Jennifer Hudson Delivers Powerful Speech at People’s Choice Awards

Jennifer and Julia Hudson

Jennifer Hudson was overcome with emotion while accepting the Favorite Humanitarian award from LL Cool J at Wednesday’s 40th Annual People’s Choice Awards. With her sister Julia by her side, the 32-year-old Oscar winner was honored for the Julian D. King Gift Foundation, which was created in memory of her nephew.

The Chicago native spoke about giving back to the community and using her celebrity to make a positive difference.

“I have to start off saying the same thing I said when I won my Oscar—look what God can do!” said Hudson. “My mother always taught us that without family you have nothing, and whether you know it or not, we all are family, and what happens to the other happens to us, so it’s very important to make a difference.”

She dedicated the award to her mother and brother, who were murdered along with her nephew in 2008.

“We want to dedicate this to our mother, who taught us without family you have nothing, and my brother, who was the most giving,” said J-Hud.

Watch her moving speech below.

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  1. keef

    really inspiring!!



    @keef, agreed.


  2. 2bad2bme

    ok lets be honest this woman is still winning awards because of Dream Girls…why is she still relevant?


    Bye Bitch Reply:

    @2bad2bme, bitch why you have to be so negative. Just stfu with your ugly ass. Unlike anyone else there she spoke from the heart and thanked God for her success and overcoming that tragic event years ago.


    Twista Reply:

    @Bye Bitch, The comment was mean-spirited, but to be entirely honest, I do see where 2bad2bme is coming from. Jennifer really hasn’t done anything of importance on a widescale level since Dreamgirls. Both of her albums underperformed (and just weren’t that good IMO), and while she continues to work as an actress, her roster of film work hasn’t been that strong. Jennifer will have to continue pushing in order to find a really impactful project.


    Deejay Reply:

    @Twista, That’s bcuz it’s a HUMATITARIAN AWARD dumb ass. The award is about philanthropy and giving back to the community. Not about music acolades or acting credits. Read a book dummy.


    2Bad2bme Reply:

    @Bye Bitch, I’m sorry you must be what 12?


  3. Adrian

    Damn, I thought that was Shonda Rhimes on the right.


  4. arno

    she’s more articulate than beyonce…nice speech. Just saying!


  5. katy perry

    her sister is a big ass bitch


    viciuzurban Reply:

    @katy perry, correction. she is one happy big ass bitch!


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