A Star Is Born
And I Am Telling You,” for all the defiance of its lyric and the triumphal swell of its orchestration, is thus an anthem of impotence, a proud woman’s protest in the face of humiliation and defeat. Like it or not, Effie is going. She has no choice in the matter. But it’s not often you go to the movies and see a big-boned, sexually assertive, self-confident black woman — not played for laughs or impersonated by a male comedian in drag — holding the middle of the screen. And when was the last time you saw a first-time film actress upstage an Oscar winner, a pop diva and a movie star of long standing? Ms. Hudson is not going anywhere. She has arrived.New York Times film critic A.O. Scott in his review of Dreamgirls (emphasis mine)
Okay, who else is ready to see Dreamgirls? All I know is that if Bradley Bayou isn't on the phone with Jennifer Hudson's people to do her award show gowns I am just gonna faint!
Jennifer, look at what he did for Queen Latifah at the Globes in 2004!