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VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Gives Emotional Acceptance Speech at PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS

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Platinum-selling, Grammy Award-winning artist and Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson received the second annual People's Choice Award for "Favorite Humanitarian," presented by Walgreens, during the telecast of THE 40TH ANNUAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS, live from the Nokia Theater L.A. Live last night, Jan. 8 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on CBS.

Watch her emotional acceptance speech below!

Hudson was chosen as this year's recipient in recognition of her work with the Julian D. King Gift Foundation, an organization she formed in 2009 with her sister, Julia Hudson, in honor of their nephew, Julian King.

The foundation works to provide stability and positive experiences for children of all backgrounds so that they may grow to become productive, confident and happy adults, able to be positive influences on their communities.

ABOUT Jennifer Hudson

An Academy Award-winning actress, Grammy Award-winning recording artist and best-selling author, Jennifer Hudson is an extraordinary talent. From humble beginnings, Hudson began singing in a small Chicago church where, week after week, she brought the congregation to its feet. From there, she's gone on to worldwide acclaim.

This year was a huge success for Hudson's music career, most recently being honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was also honored with the privilege to perform the Presidential Inauguration, Super Bowl XLVII and the Academy Awards. 2013 was also an exciting year for Hudson as an actor with the release of three films, "Winnie Mandela," "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete" and her return to an on-screen musical in "Black Nativity."

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Gives Emotional Acceptance Speech at PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS

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