I never wanted to say this before because I didn’t want to be snide for its own sake, but (a) this is a slow day and (b) it’s an honest fact: Jennifer Hudson has a little bit of a Joe Cocker thing going on when she sings “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” in Dreamgirls. I mean that her arms flop around in a kind of spazzy. herky-jerky way. Which Judy Garland’s arms never did.
I was reminded of the arm action when I happened to click on YouTube video of one of her “American Idol” performances earlier today. Tell me how this isn’t at least a minor Hudson issue. I love her and her bountiful spirit — she’s definitely winning the Best Supporting Actress Oscar — but I’ve been wanting to share this all along.