Jennifer Hudson's Acceptance Speech:
"I know that she hasn't won yet, but she's the frontrunner in nearly everyone's Oscar predictions. As the nominee who's closest to having a normal, non-celebrity life, I'm looking to Hudson for the evening's most humble words."
Just in time to feed our 2007 Academy Awards frenzied anticipations, Slate Magazine has come out with its list of Oscar-winner predictions. Slate's predictions are made, somewhat cautiously, in a number of the major Academy Award categories, including: Best Actress (Helen Mirren), Best Actor (Forest Whitaker), Best Director (Martin Scorsese, but there is the possibility that Clint Eastwood may end up sneaking in on this one), Best Supporting Actor (Eddy Murphey for Dreamgirls), Best Supporting Actress (either Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls or Abigail Breslin for Little Miss Sunshine) and Best Picture (the word is still out on this one, but Slate calls it for The Departed or Little Miss Sunshine, while Babel is starting to edge upwards as a favorite on many blogs).
A more detailed discussion of the 2007 Oscar Predictions includes attractive photographic illustrations, as well as video presentations. The videos include an Oscar Prediction interview with Richard Roeper (of Ebert and Roeper) and music videos of JohnTravolta in "Saturday Night Fever" and of Jennifer Hudson singing "And I Am Telling You, I'm Not Going" (which is an actual clip of that outstanding singing performance from Dreamgirls).
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