Jennifer Hudson was the belle of the ball at the Academy Awards, which took place at L.A.’s Kodak Theatre Feb. 25. The ‘American Idol’ also-ran became an Oscar winner when she picked up best supporting actress for her breakthrough role in ‘Dreamgirls.”Look what God can do,’ the 25-year-old gushed from the stage, moments after hugging costar Beyonce.‘Last King of Scotland’ star Forest Whittaker took home best actor, ‘The Queen’ star Helen Mirren scored best actress and ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ star Alan Arkin won best supporting actor. ‘The Departed’ took the top prize of best picture, while its director, Martin Scorsese, received honors for best director.Melissa Etheridge won best original song for ‘I Need To Wake Up’ from global warming documentary ‘An Inconvenient Truth,’ which also rang up best documentary.

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