Jennifer Hudson Dons Retro Waves for her Dramatic Oscar Updo

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Singer/actress Jennifer Hudson arrives at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Getty Images)more pics » Jennifer Hudson Oscar Dress
While film buffs the world over await the drumroll just before the announcement of Best Picture, fashionistas get in on the action early. All eyes were on the 83rd Academy Awards red carpet with the hope of spotting Jennifer Hudson's Oscar dress. The starlet wore a tangerine orange Atelier Versace and topped off her dramatic dress with an updo of retro waves and a trail of long curls down her back.

Jennifer Hudson went from American Idol loser to Academy Award winner, seemingly overnight—take that Simon Cowell! Nowadays, Jennifer is focusing on her acting career and will be playing Willie Mandela in the upcoming movie Winnie.

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards were held February 27, 2011 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. James Franco and Anne Hathaway hosted the festivities, which honored the best films of 2010. Hathaway, who employed her stylist gal pal Rachel Zoe to dress her for the event, looked fabulous as always. And as well she should: Zoe's fee was reportedly astronomical!

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