Oscar- and Grammy-winner Jennifer Hudson won't be getting a Tony anytime soon—even though she's one of the stars of the musical revival of The Color Purplewhich was nominated for 4 Tonys on May 3, she wasn't among the nominees.

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According to Hudson in a since-deleted tweet, she predicted as much, claiming that the show was using her for her celebrity and not her (huge!) talent:

The tweet was sent in response to a fan of Hudson's, who said that she was snubbed in the Best Featured Actress in a Musical category. "Her performance was great for it being her first time on Broadway," the fan said, in a truly impressive backhanded compliment.

"My presence was used for my celebrity, not my talent," she tweeted in response. "I'm not surprised."


Hudson is halfway to an EGOT and got a rave review for her performance in the Times. And still, she has imposter syndrome. What hope is there for anyone else?