Jennifer Hudson Will Perform at the Academy Awards

News   Jennifer Hudson Will Perform at the Academy Awards
 
Oscar and Grammy-winning singer and actress Jennifer Hudson, who will make her Broadway debut in the fall in a revival of The Color Purple, will perform on the upcoming Academy Awards telecast, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced.
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Jennifer Hudson Photo by Nathan Beckner

The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air Feb. 22, live on ABC beginning at 7 PM ET.

“We're creating several musical sequences for the Oscars and we couldn't be happier that our friend, Jennifer Hudson, will be performing in one of them,” said Zadan and Meron in a statement.

It was also recently reported that "Into the Woods" star Anna Kendrick will also perform at the Academy Awards.

Hudson won the Oscar for Actress in a Supporting Role for the 2006 film “Dreamgirls.” Her other acting credits include “Sex and the City” (2008), “The Secret Life of Bees” (2008), “Winnie Mandela” (2013) and “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete” (2013). Hudson’s self-titled debut album won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best R&B Album and was certified Gold, as was her second album, “I Remember Me.” This year, she was nominated for Best R&B Performance for the song “It’s Your World,” from her 2014 album, “JHUD.”

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