Beyonce film wins two Academy Awards

'Dreamgirls' Jennifer Hudson named Best Supporting Actress

‘Dreamgirls’ won two Oscars at the Academy Awards held tonight (February 25) at the Los Angeles Kodak Theatre.

Jennifer Hudson, who portrayed Effie White in the film based loosely on the career of The Supremes, won the best supporting-actress Oscar.

This was the first big screen role for Hudson, who was once a contestant on ‘American Idol’.

Hudson and ‘Dreamgirls’ co-stars Beyonce and Anika Noni Rose performed a medley of three songs from the film that were nominated for Academy Awards.

Despite dominating the Best Song category, ‘Dreamgirls’ did not take home the prize. The Oscar instead went to Melissa Etheridge, as previously reported.

‘Dreamgirls’ also won the Academy Award for Sound Mixing.

No one film dominated the evening — the prestigious awards were spread among several notable winners including Martin Scorsese, who won Best Director for his film ‘The Departed’. This was the filmmaker’s first win after being nominated six times. ‘The Departed’ also won for Best Picture.

Renowned British actress Helen Mirren took home the Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Elizabeth II in ‘The Queen’, and Forest Whitaker won the Best Actor prize for his role in ‘The Last King of Scotland’.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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