Jennifer Hudson has had a big week.
The actress, best known for her roles as the sexy, uptight Sarah Palin in Sarah Palin: The Rise and Fall of a Tea Party Star, has been nominated for an Emmy Award for her portrayal of Dr. Elizabeth Weir in Showtime’s The Real O’Neals.
Hudson will also be honored at a gala event on Friday, the evening of the Emmy Awards, at the Beverly Hilton.
Huda has been an outspoken supporter of the Emmys, as well as for President Donald Trump.
She was nominated for her role in the third season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, which premiered in May.
Hudi has been honored with an honorary doctorate from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
She is the first black person to be awarded that honor, and the first woman to be recognized for her work in television.
For the Emmy gala, Hudson will be sharing her new Netflix series, How to Get Away with Murder, about the trials and tribulations of a woman who can’t escape her own past.
Hudsons new Netflix show will debut in March.
It will focus on the life of a young girl who was kidnapped and tortured by her stepfather, played by Ben Simmons.