Jennifer Hudson (Photo: Getty Images) A fun fact about Jennifer Hudson is that she has two dogs named “Oscar” and “Grammy.” It looks li...
Jennifer Hudson Does Not Mince Words Addressing Her Tony Snub
A fun fact about Jennifer Hudson is that she has two dogs named “Oscar” and “Grammy.” It looks like she won’t be adding a “Tony” to the family any time soon, as she was left off this morning’s list of Tony nominations.
Hudson, an Oscar and Grammy winner, is currently starring in The Color Purple opposite Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks, playing Shug Avery, a role which earned Elisabeth Withers a Tony nomination in the show’s original Broadway run. Margaret Avery played Shug in the 1985 film and was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance.
Jennifer Hudson with Cynthia Erivo in The Color Purple (Photo: Getty Images)
The Color Purple was not shut out entirely: it received four Tony nominations for Best Revival of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, and acting nominations for both Erivo and Brooks.
Needless to say, many of Hudson’s fans were disappointed she wasn’t nominated as well. However, they weren’t nearly as disappointed as Hudson was herself, a fact she made very clear on Twitter.