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Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson to perform at 87th Oscars

by jmaloni

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Tue, Feb 10th 2015 05:40 pm

Oscar and Grammy-winning singer and actress Jennifer Hudson will perform on the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air Sunday, Feb. 22, live on ABC.

"We're creating several musical sequences for the Oscars and we couldn't be happier that our friend, Jennifer Hudson, will be performing in one of them," Zadan and Meron said.

Hudson won the Oscar for Actress in a Supporting Role for the 2006 film "Dreamgirls." Her other acting credits include "Sex and the City" (2008), "The Secret Life of Bees" (2008), "Winnie Mandela" (2013) and "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete" (2013). Hudson's self-titled debut album won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best R&B Album and was certified Gold, as was her second album, "I Remember Me." This year she was nominated for Best R&B Performance for the song "It's Your World," from her 2014 album, "JHUD."

The 87th Oscars will be held at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

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