11/30/2013 08:53 am ET

Jennifer Hudson Strikes A Pose And Opens Up With 'The Edit'

The Edit

When Jennifer Hudson accepted her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in February 2007, it was an incredible moment for a number of reasons. Firstly, she is one of only a handful of actors to win an Academy Award for a debut role, in her case Effie White in Dreamgirls. Secondly, she was and still is the only American Idol contestant to have gone on to win such an accolade. Thirdly, unlike those who spend years working towards the achievement, Hudson had little idea of the significance of her win. “I didn’t know what the Oscars was,” she says. “Where we come from, we don’t know anything about that world. If you see it on TV, it’s like, ‘Oh, people in fancy suits and ties’.”