Monday, February 26, 2007

And I Am Telling You, I'm Not Going ...To Get Work Again

We believe this photo on the right captures the exact moment when Jennifer Hudson, after finishing her Best Supporting Actress Academy Award acceptance speech, ran back to the microphone to thank Jennifer Holliday. It was one memorable moment in an otherwise skullfuckingly boring ceremony. It was a sweet gesture, to be sure, as Holliday originated the role on Broadway, and hasn't been receiving a lot of thanks these days. But we had to wonder at her motives. After all, when an actress wins an award for a role that was once played by another actress, is she obligated to thank her? When Elizabeth Taylor won the Oscar for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," did she thank every actor who previously played the role on stage? Or anyone who has ever won an Academy Award for Shakespeare?

We were, needless to say, a little confused. Then we saw these shots of Jennifer Holliday waiting across the street from the Kodak Theater, waiting to beat a bitch's ass, and we completely understood. Thank you, Jennifer Holliday! Thank you so very, very much.

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