Jennifer Hudson Nominated for a Golden Globe Award

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After receiving glowing reviews for her performance in Dreamgirls, Jennifer Hudson had her role truly validated this morning.

She was nominated for a Golden Globe best supporting actress award.

"I'm overwhelmed right now," the American Idol star said on the Today show immediately after the nominations were announced. "I just started screaming when they said the names."

Here's to hoping Hudson can rack up the first-ever acting award for an American Idol alum!

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