Jennifer Hudson gives us goosebumps as she delivers this emotional speech at the People's Choice Awards 2014...
Jennifer Hudson was the cause of tears and admiration at the People’s Choice Awards last night, as she made an emotional speech while being honoured as Favourite Humanitarian.
‘It’s one thing to be a celebrity, but it means absolutely nothing if you can’t help somebody,’ Jennifer said before taking to the stage.
The singer and actress had the A-list crowd captivated as she spoke teary-eyed alongside her sister Julia. ‘I have to start off saying the same thing I said when I won my Oscar — look what God can do!’ she said proudly.
‘My mother always taught us that without family you have nothing, and whether you know it or not, we are all family, and what happens to the other happens to us, so it’s very important to make a difference.’
Jennifer was recognised for her charity work with the Julian D. King Gift Foundation, which she formed in memory of her nephew following his murder – and that of her mother and brother – in 2008.
The organisation works with young people to ensure they have safe and positive influences around them, with Jennifer and her older sister at the helm.
Managing to overcome and build something so inspiring from such a tragic situation has earned the Oscar-winning star the global respect she deserves.
Another incredible and inspiring moment from Jennifer, we’re in awe.
Watch the full acceptance speech below…