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Jennifer Hudson awarded Favorite Humanitarian 'People's Choice' Award

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Jennifer Hudson is being honored for her generosity.  On Wednesday's "40th Annual People's Choice Awards," Hudson received the Favorite Humanitarian award.  With her sister Julia by her side, Hudson dedicated the award to their late mother and brother, as well as Julia's son, who were all killed in 2008. 



After stressing the importance of family, Hudson pointed out that being famous is worthless if its not being used to make a difference.  Because of that sentiment, following their family tragedy, Jennifer and her sister formed the Julian D. King Gift Foundation, named after Hudson's slain nephew.  While accepting the trophy, she also said that her win proves that the people of her hometown of Chicago can hope for a better life.  

At Wednesday's award ceremony, Queen Latifah was also honored for her work on her daytime talk show.  She picked up the trophy for Favorite New Talk Show Host.  During her acceptance speech, she thanked the fans who voted for her.  The comedian, actress and rapper also joked that she was censoring herself because her "Nana" was watching. 

Among the other winners were Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for Favorite Hip-Hop Artist, as well as Justin Timberlake who won for Favorite R&B Artist and Favorite Album.  

The night also boasted a star-studded lineup of musical entertainment.  Singer Sara Bareilles first took the stage to show off her hit "Brave."  Other musical guests were OneRepublic and Brad Paisley.  CBS broadcast the awards ceremony live from Los Angeles' Nokia Theater L.A. Live.  

Check out who else picked up an award:

Favorite Movie: 
Iron Man 3 

Favorite Movie Actress: 
Sandra Bullock 

Favorite Comedic Movie: 
The Heat 

Favorite Comedic Movie Actor: 
Adam Sandler 

Favorite Comedic Movie Actress: 
Sandra Bullock 

Favorite Dramatic Movie: 
Gravity 

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor: 
Leonardo DiCaprio 

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress: 
Sandra Bullock 

Favorite Action Movie: 
Iron Man 3 

Favorite Action Movie Star: 
Robert Downey, Jr. 


Favorite Network TV Drama: 
The Good Wife 

Favorite Dramatic TV Actor: 
Josh Charles 

Favorite Dramatic TV Actress: 
Stana Katic 

Favorite Network TV Comedy: 
The Big Bang Theory 

Favorite Comedic TV Actress: 
Kaley Cuoco 

Favorite Comedic TV Actor: 
Chris Colfer 


Music Categories: 

Favorite Male Artist: 
Justin Timberlake 

Favorite Female Artist: 
Demi Lovato 

Favorite Breakout Artist: 
Ariana Grande 

Favorite Hip-Hop Artist: 
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 

Favorite R&B Artist: 
Justin Timberlake 

Favorite Album: 
Justin Timberlake -- The 20/20 Experience 

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