2 actresses get SAG Award nominations for playing Aretha Franklin

Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press on

Published in Entertainment News

If you need more proof that the Queen of Soul has been portrayed by great performers, look no further than the Screen Actors Guild Award nominations announced Wednesday morning.

Jennifer Hudson received a nod in the category of best performance by a female actor in a movie for her role as Aretha Franklin in the biopic "Aretha."

Before her death in Detroit in 2018, Franklin chose the Oscar winner for "Dreamgirls" to play her on the big screen.

Hudson will be competing against Jessica Chastain in "The Eyes of Tammy Faye Bakker," Olivia Colman in "The Lost Daughter," Lady Gaga in "House of Gucci" and Nicole Kidman in "Being the Ricardos."

In the small-screen category for TV movies and limited series, Cynthia Erivo landed a best performance by a female actor nomination for "Genius: Aretha" from the National Geographic network.


Erivo will be up against Jennifer Coolidge of "The White Lotus," Margaret Qualley of "Maid," Jean Smart of "Mare of Easttown" and Kate Winslet of "Mare of Easttown."

The 28th SAG Awards will air live on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. ET Feb. 27.


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