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Jennifer Hudson with Cynthia Erivo in a scene for "The Color of Purple."

Jennifer Hudson reacts to her Tony Awards snub, says she is not surprised

4 May 2016 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – The 2016 Tony Awards nominees has been announced for the best of Broadway but Jennifer Hudson was snubbed and the actress took to Twitter to say that she is not surprised.

Reports say that “The Book of Mormon” stars Nikki M. James and Andrew Rannells made the announcement live from the Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel. Many of the fans are pleased with the nominees but some were also disappointed that Hudson was not nominated for her role as Shug Avery in the Broadway play “The Color of Purple.”

One of the followers of Hudson took to Twitter to express her dismay and wrote: "Ultimate snub of @IAMJHUD for the # TonyAwards . Her performance was great for it being her first time in Broadway." Hudson then replied back as she wrote: "My presence was used for my celebrity, not my talent. I'm not surprised."

The tweet of Hudson has since been deleted but an additional reply saying “Thank u anyways” could be seen in the threat.

Although Hudson was not nominated for the Tony Awards this year, “The Color Purple” still received some nominations such as Best Revival of a Musical. Cast members Danielle Brooks and Cynthia Erivo are also nominated for their performances.

Hudson took to Instagram to share a photo of her co-cast members. She said that she is very proud and overwhelmed as she congratulated Brooks and Erivo . She added that “The Color Purple” has “one hell of a cast” and that she is proud of them all.

“The Color Purple” is said to be complete with jazz, gospel, ragtime, and blues music. The show runs at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre from Tuesdays through Sundays.