Jennifer Hudson Honored at Palm Springs Film Awards

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (CNS) — Jennifer Hudson will receive the President’s Award at the Palm Springs International Film Awards for her performance in “Respect,” festival organizers announced Monday.

The award will be presented in person Jan. 6 at the Palm Springs Convention Center and will kick off the Palm Springs International Film Festival, which runs through Jan. 17.


What do you want to know

  • Jennifer Hudson will receive the Chairman’s Award at the Palm Springs International Film Awards
  • The award will be presented in person on January 6 and will kick off the Palm Springs International Film Festival
  • Hudson is a two-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Academy Award-winning actress, and Emmy Award-winning producer.
  • In ‘Respect’, Hudson brings Aretha Franklin’s rise from childhood gospel singer to international star to life

Hudson is a two-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Academy Award-winning actress, and Emmy Award-winning producer. Hudson’s breakout role as Effie in the film “Dreamgirls” earned her a Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA, and NAACP Image Award.

“Respect” follows the career story of Aretha Franklin from her childhood beginnings singing in a church choir to her rise to international stardom. Hudson was also an executive producer on the film.

“In ‘Respect,’ Jennifer Hudson brings Aretha Franklin’s rise from childhood gospel singer to international star to life. Hudson transforms into a queen of soul as she sings her heart out in this legendary performance. “, said the president of the festival, Harold Matzner.

“We are honored to recognize the phenomenal acting and singing talents of Jennifer Hudson with the Chairman’s Award.”