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Jennifer Hudson Responds to Tony Nomination 2016 Snub: 'My Presence Was Used for My Celebrity, Not My Talent'

Jennifer Hudson Responds to Tony Nomination 2016 Snub: 'My Presence Was Used for My Celebrity, Not My Talent'

Jennifer Hudson is responding to her nomination snub from the 2016 Tony Awards for her performance in The Color Purple, one of the biggest hits on Broadway this season.

A fan tweeted at the Oscar-winning actress, “Ultimate snub of @IAMJHUD for the #TonyAwards. Her performance was great for it being her first time in Broadway.”

Jennifer responded, “my presence was used for my celebrity , not my talent . I’m not surprised.” She also added, “thank u anyway.”

Jennifer‘s co-stars Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks were both nominated in the leading actress and featured actress categories, respectively. “Very proud and overwhelmed to say congrats to @cynthiaerivo @daniebb3 @color purple entire cast on tony nod ! One hell of a cast that’s for sure ! Proud of u all!,” Jennifer wrote on Instagram.

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