New York Film Critics Circle Honors Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson took home the Supporting Actress trophy at Sunday’s New York Film Critics Circle bash. The winners knew ahead of time that they had won, so the drama wasn’t as high, but the star power was. The majority of “The Departed” cast was there to honor Martin Scorsese who took home the Director award.

“Who cares what Simon Cowell has to say?” joked Dreamgirls’ Jennifer Hudson (and American Idol castoff) as she accepted the award for best supporting actress. Robin Williams brought down the house when he deadpanned, “I accept this on behalf of all gay penguins.” Williams, who accepted the award for best animated film, Happy Feet, even poked fun at his recent stint in rehab, saying from the podium: “No wine at the table!”

Departed’s Matt Damon was on hand as a presenter, and another Departed star — Leonardo DiCaprio — was a surprise attendee at the soiree. Mark Wahlberg rounded out the cast, noting from the red carpet: “If a guy like Marty calls, you show up. I hope it’s his year (for the Oscar). I’m going to vote for him; he’s my guy!”

On her arrival, Hudson admitted her win brought tears to her eyes when she found out. “If I can make it in New York, I can make it anywhere,” she said from the red carpet.

The list of winners and many more photos (Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, Mark Wahlberg, Matt Damon, James Cromwell, Jennifer Hudson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Forest Whitaker, Robin Williams, Todd Field and Michael Musto) from the New York Film Critics Circle red carpet after the jump.

Dream night in New York [USA Today]


(UPDATE: Um, no that’s not Rachel McAdams – maybe her older heavier sister?)

Film: United 93

Director: Martin Scorsese, The Departed

Screenplay: Peter Morgan, The Queen

Actress: Helen Mirren, The Queen

Actor: Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland

Supporting actress: Jennifer Hudson, Dreamgirls

Supporting actor: Jackie Earle Haley, Little Children

Cinematography: Guillermo Navarro, Pan’s Labyrinth

Animated film: Happy Feet