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They may not be as well-known as the Academy Awards, but the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards are sometimes more important to stars because they're honored by their own.

With that in mind, a few celebrities are particularly proud this morning.

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Take Eddie Murphy. The former Saturday Night Live veteran has seen his career take off once again thanks to a winning performance in Dreamgirls. We're sure new girlfriend, Tracey Edmonds, is happy for her man.

Also smiling broadly right about now? Jennifer Hudson. The former American Idol star won the award for Best Supporting Actress last night.

Another victory is slowly becoming America's favorite comedic actress - and her name doesn't hurt the cause. Yes, America Ferrera was considered the top actress in a comedy.

Among the winning speeches, Chandra Wilson from Grey's Anatomy had the funniest line.

She thanked her 10 co-stars seated in the theater in front of her ...

... as well as the "one in rehab," referring to the problems Isaiah Washington has encountered.

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Thanks to People magazine for collecting the following quotes ...

• Who cares what Simon Cowell has to say?"
â€" Former American Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson, as she accepted the New York Critics Circle Award for best supporting actress in Dreamgirls

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• "All of us felt like we were really acting."
â€" Beyoncé, on the emotional scene she had with Hudson in Dreamgirls

• "Always, of course. We'll let you know when we get there."
â€" Brad Pitt, when asked by if he and Angelina Jolie had plans for more children

• "Behind every decision I have made in my public life there always seems to be an apparent contradiction. I have come to terms with that, which is why I usually don't pay much attention to it."
â€" Britney Spears, in a message to her fans posted on her website, regarding the media's focus on her recent behavior

• "It's a circus ... but a big fun circus."
â€" Randy Jackson, on enjoying being reunited with his fellow American Idol judges for the new season

• "It was just (being) lazy. The truth is I just want it to be habit because I don't want to think about it."
â€" Renee Zellweger, on why she continued speaking in her British accent even while off the set during filming of the biopic Miss Potter

• "The 'F' word is 'fat.' It's not the real 'F' word."
â€" Rosie O'Donnell, explaining on The View what the "F" word means in her house after relaying her 7-year-old son's reaction to Donald Trump calling his mom a "fat pig."

• "It is so warm today, right now I'm sweating like a guy who crossed Rosie O'Donnell."
â€" David Letterman

• "When you're young and kissing, you don't know what you're doing. It's a lot of saliva and gum and lip-gloss, basically."
â€" Rachel Bilson, who still thinks kissing is "fun"

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Nominees for the Golden Globes were announced this morning and two actors stood out from the rest:

  1. Leonardo DiCaprio, who scored best actor in a drama nods for both Blood Diamond and The Departed.
  2. Jennifer Hudson, nominated for best supporting actress in her big-screen debut, Dreamgirls.

"I'm overwhelmed right now," Hudson said on the Today show. "I just started screaming when they said the names."

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Dreamgirls racked up multiple nominations, including a best actress, musical or comedy, nod for star Beyoncé Knowles and a supporting actor nomination for Eddie Murphy.

Actress nominees for movie dramas are: Penelope Cruz, for Volver; Judi Dench, Notes on a Scandal; Maggie Gyllenhaal, Sherrybaby; Helen Mirren, The Queen; and Kate Winslet, Little Children.

Comedy/musical actress nominees are: Annette Bening, Running With Scissors; Toni Collette, Little Miss Sunshine; Beyonce, Dreamgirls; Meryl Streep, The Devil Wears Prada; and Rene Zellweger, Miss Potter.

Besides Murphy, other supporting actor nominees include: Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg (in The Departed) and Brad Pitt (Babel).

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"Say what you will about me, and I'm not passing judgment, but when I had my daughter, I stayed home with her almost every night for the first year of her life."
- Courtney Love (pictured, with daughter Frances Bean Cobain), on Britney Spears' recent partying

"I did this TV show so I wouldn't have to do sh-tty parts in sh-tty movies, so I'm not going to start now. I'm not that desperate."
- Ellen Pompeo, on why she signed on for Grey's Anatomy

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"We live in a violent world. We all know that violence is a recurring theme in history."
- Mel Gibson, on the gratuitous gore in Apocalypto

"Jude Law and I spoke on the telephone a lot before we started shooting going, 'Oh, my God, what if we don't make them laugh; they're going to fire us.' "
- Kate Winslet, starring in the romantic comedy The Holiday

"Tom is one of my best friends, and we are committed to one another and to one another's families. .. He wants the world to be better, and he's dedicated his life to it. I support anybody who wants to do that and loves people that much."
- Will Smith on his friendship with Tom Cruise

"Back in the old days in comedy clubs, you could do anything on stage...I'm not saying what [Michael Richards] said was cool, but in the old days, you would've never saw that on the news.
- Eddie Murphy on how comedy has changed

"I haven't gotten any creepy weirdos yet, though people do ask me, 'What's your favorite way of dying?'"
- Hayden Panettiere, on her newfound fame on NBC's Heroes

"She said my performance was like a religious experience… She said, 'I'm so proud of you.'"
- Jennifer Hudson, on Oprah's response to seeing her performance in Dreamgirls

"I feel there's a nasty connotation when you say 'tell-all.' That is not what I plan to do. It's not about calling people out or telling negative stories about people. It's how I see things."
- Tori Spelling, on her forthcoming memoir

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The name of the movie may be Dreamgirls - but recent rumors make it seem like a more apt title would be Jealousgirls.

But Beyoncé Knowles is trying as hard as she can to squash talk that she was jealous of her co-star throughout shooting.

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"I knew that the character that I played wasn't the star," Knowles told reporters on Saturday about her Diana Ross-esque role of Deena Jones, compared to the juicier part of Effie White, portrayed by Jennifer Hudson. "She wasn't the underdog. She didn't have the struggle and the pain and the dramatic scenes that Effie had, and I was fine with that."

But Beyonce just wanted to prove herself as an actress. After all, she's already dominated the music world. As she's not afraid to tell everyone.

"I'm already a star. I already have nine Grammys. Everyone knows I can sing," Knowles said. "I did this because I wanted people to know that I can act and I can play someone so different from myself."

Okay. We can deal with conceit when it's well-earned. But what about being jealous of the former American Idol contestant?

"It's really unfortunate that everyone is saying I'm jealous of Jennifer. It hurts my heart because it's so clichéd. They're saying that I'm mad when I knew going into this that I was playing Deena," said Knowles. "Because I'm a star they just automatically assume that I'm not humble enough to sit down and take a back seat, which I am."

Did Beyonce mention she's a star yet? More so than Vin Diesel, in case you were wondering.

However, the R&B singer did admit that she would have liked to have sung Effie's song, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," a showstopper that, in large part, helped get Jennifer Holliday a Tony Award for best actress for the original 1981 Broadway version of Dreamgirls.

"I mean," said Knowles, "I wish I could've gained 20 pounds and played Effie."

Ohhh, snap! What's next, saying Hudson is so fat she broke her leg and gravy poured out?

Ignore bitter Beyonce, Jennifer. Keep that chin, and weight, up. We don't want you ever going Nicole Richie on us.

Jennifer Hudson Biography

Jennifer Hudson, Julian King Jennifer Hudson is a former American Idol star AND Oscar winner. No one else on the planet can make that claim. Granted American Idol has... More »
Chicago, Illinois
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Jennifer Kate Hudson
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