December 27, 2006

The original is better

Filed under: Links,Music,Video — offoffbway @ 3:26 pm

With the Dreamgirls movie opening this week, and everyone going gaga for Jennifer Hudson who plays Effie, we thought we’d show you a clip of the original Effie, Jennifer Holliday, as she blows the roof off of the 1982 Tony Awards with “I’m Telling You I’m Not Going.”
You also get to see the late, great Tony Randall, who was the host that year.

YouTube – ’82 Tonys–Dreamgirls “And I’m Telling You”


  1. […] Another Jennifer tidbit – Greg Braxton of The Los Angeles Times (reprinted in the Kansas City Star) interviews Ms. Holliday, who says: Instead of being swept up in the hoopla over the new film adaptation of “Dreamgirls,” Holliday is being swept aside. “Why is it necessary for them to wipe out my existence in order for them to have their success? It’s scary that they can be so cruel.” [said Holliday] […]

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  2. […] Two quick thoughts: – Ellen Degeneres should’ve said “This is ironic that I’m the host, because my drag name is Oscar Brunch.” – When they started playing music to get her off the stage, Jennifer Hudson should have said “I AM TELLING YOU I’M NOT GOING!” As an aside to the above, a commenter on Tom O’Neil’s Golden Derby site called it when when they said “Actually, I think that’s a pretty smart move for the studios to move Jennifer Hudson to the supporting actress category for Oscar consideration.” Other commenters on that page were less forgiving (“i am sad that beyonce would allow jennifer to be pushed down into supporting actress, when infact, she is without a doubt the lead.”), and sometimes incoherent (“ALL OF U GUYS ARE STUPID FOR HATING ON BEYONCE.”). Clearly Supporting was the smart category. Did we really think she was going to beat Helen Mirren? Also, what an unfortunate picture of Jennifer Holliday (above). Ouch. Don’t forget to watch the original Dreamgirl bring the house down. Add to: Bloglines | document.write(“”) | Digg it | +Google | My AOL | Y! MyWeb […]

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