Jennifer Hudson Wasn’t Surprised By Her Tony Snub
When Tony Award nominations were announced yesterday everyone was pretty excited to see the list of nominees and Hamilton’s record-breaking lead. But as is the case with any award show list, there’s always someone you expected to see but who didn’t make the final cut. Jennifer Hudson Added to Cast of NBC’s ‘Hairspray Live’ and We All Rejoice Such is the case with Jennifer Hudson, who many thought would be acknowledged for her performance in The Color Purple, but the Oscar winner wants to make it clear that she wasn’t surprised by the omission. According to Vulture, in a since deleted tweet, Hudson responded to a fan about her snub with brutal honesty. “My presence was used for my celebrity, not my talent. I’m not surprised.” ‘Hamilton’ Makes History with 16 Tony Nominations Well, damn! Despite Jennifer’s snub, The Color Purple did collect five nominations, including Best Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role In A Musical for Cynthia Erivo and Best Performance By An Actress In A Featured Role In A Musical for Danielle Brooks. Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks & More Earn 2016 Tony Nominations WANT MORE FROM ESSENCE? Subscribe to our daily newsletter for the latest in hair, beauty, style and celebrity news.


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