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Lead or Supporting No. 18: Jennifer Hudson in Dreamgirls
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    Sab227
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    I am 100 percent behind Hudson’s Oscar win however I would have loved if she competed in the lead race instead of supporting. She has the biggest role out of the 3 female leads so I’m curious to know what you guys think, and merry Christmas as well!

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    She was supporting

    I STAN Lady Gaga and Roddy Ricch

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    She was supporting

    No- She was a lead. Deena takes some of the reins in the second half but she is most definitely a lead. The story of Dreamgirls is largely dependent on her arc.

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    Thatcher, Prime Minister of GoldDerby
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    Darlings, if she wasn’t the lead, Beyoncé certainly wasn’t neither. I have to laugh.

    As a famous singer said, "ain't nobody gonna Thatcher, Thatcher, Thatcher!"

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    Either way, her win was bad.

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    Beyonce was lead. Jennifer skipped the middle part of the movie. It’s called Dreamgirls and Hudson leaves the band around half an hour into the film.

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    Supporting

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    Jennifer Hudson was supporting. Her win was helped by her story of a former American Idol contestant that was booted earlier than she should have and her rendition of And I Am Telling You That I’m Not Going. If you remove her singing from the movie, then you see how green she is as an actress.

    My vote would have been for the nominees from Babel.

    Jennifer Hudson – Dreamgirls as Effie White – WINNER
    Adriana Barraza – Babel as Amelia Hernandez
    Cate Blanchett – Notes on a Scandal as Bathsheba “Sheba” Hart
    Abigail Breslin – Little Miss Sunshine as Olive Hoover
    Rinko Kikuchi – Babel as Chieko Wataya

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    I don’t really know but she didn’t deserve an Oscar for her performance neither in Lead nor Supporting.

    A brave, feminist woman.

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    Definitely supporting because there’s a pretty big gap of time when she’s not onscreen. Beyonce is clearly framed as the main star.

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    While she has the 6th longest screentime of all of the BSA Oscar winners, it only makes up for 39.6% of the actual movie which is still very much in supporting territory in my opinion. While she has an important arc I think Beyonce is the true lead.

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    Um, Beyonce has 40.13% so… Yeah, JHUD is lead. Can you take back votes in the poll? Because I pressed Supporting but after looking at screentime…

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    Effie White is a LEAD character and even if you can argue she may be offscreen (or stage) for a decent amount of time, she’s such a force that the character is the one you truly end up remembering after watching it.

    Of course, you could say that about a Supporting performance but I do feel she has the screen time to warrant a Lead placement.

    “The art of making art is putting it together...”

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