Cynthia Erivo and Jennifer Hudson Land SAG Nominations for Their Turns as Aretha Franklin, Fans Play Who Did It Best Despite the Two Being In Different Categories

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Jennifer Hudson (left) and Cynthia Erivo (right) nominated for SAG Award after their portrayals of Aretha Franklin. (Photo: @iamjhud/Instagram, @cynthiaerivo/Instagram)

Hudson’s adaptation of Franklin in the 145-minute film called “Respect” earned a nomination in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role category. Hudson will go up against several other outstanding actresses like Nicole Kidman who plays Lucille Ball in “Being the Ricardos,” Lady Gaga as Patrizia Reggian in “House of Gucci,” Jessica Chastain for “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” and Olivia Colman in the “The Lost Daughter.”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries is the category Cynthia Erivo was nominated for after playing Franklin in the National Geographic series “Genius: Aretha.” She is running up against Margaret Qualley’s “Maid,” Kate Winslet, Jean Smart who are both going for “Mare of Easttown” and Jennifer Coolidge in “The White Lotus.”

Despite the fact that Hudson and Erivo aren’t technically going up against each other, fans still took to Twitter to discuss which actress they think embodied Franklin the best. One person said, “YES to JHud! She deserves to win it! We only acknowledge one onscreen Aretha around here!”

There’s a battle of the best version of Aretha Franklin going on, and it appears from fan reactions that it’s going to be a close call on who the winner is.

Last year, both Jennifer Hudson and Cynthia Erivo had the opportunity to use their powerful voices and their acting skills to transform into the legendary singer. Now both will be given a chance to be honored for their performances. The nominations for the 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced on Wednesday, and both Hudson and Erivo landed a spot.

Jennifer Hudson (left) and Cynthia Erivo (right) nominated for SAG Award after their portrayals of Aretha Franklin. (Photo: @iamjhud/Instagram, @cynthiaerivo/Instagram)

Hudson’s adaptation of Franklin in the 145-minute film called “Respect” earned a nomination in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role category. Hudson will go up against several other outstanding actresses like Nicole Kidman who plays Lucille Ball in “Being the Ricardos,” Lady Gaga as Patrizia Reggian in “House of Gucci,” Jessica Chastain for “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” and Olivia Colman in the “The Lost Daughter.”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries is the category Cynthia Erivo was nominated for after playing Franklin in the National Geographic series “Genius: Aretha.” She is running up against Margaret Qualley’s “Maid,” Kate Winslet, Jean Smart who are both going for “Mare of Easttown” and Jennifer Coolidge in “The White Lotus.”

Despite the fact that Hudson and Erivo aren’t technically going up against each other, fans still took to Twitter to discuss which actress they think embodied Franklin the best. One person said, “YES to JHud! She deserves to win it! We only acknowledge one onscreen Aretha around here!”

YES to JHud! She deserves to win it! We only acknowledge one onscreen Aretha around here!

— HollywoodTea (@HollywoodTea1) January 12, 2022

Another agreed, writing, “Jennifer deserves! She knocked it out of the park with her portrayal, just like Aretha requested! No comment on discount Aretha.” Before passing away in 2018, Franklin chose Hudson to portray her in a biopic. The two even spoke when the movie was in the works.

Jennifer deserves! She knocked it out of the park with her portrayal, just like Aretha requested! No comment on discount Aretha.

— Aretha Franklin Stan (@StanAretha) January 12, 2022

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Source:: Atlanta Black Star – News

      

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