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VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Says American Idol Makes Her Oscars Night Special

Jennifer Hudson may have picked up her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress inside the Kodak Theatre, but the singer-actress says the theater is special to her for a very different reason. Oscars 2011 Top Moments: James Franco in a dress, Taylor Lautner without a shirt "The first time I came to the Kodak when I was in the...

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Jennifer Hudson may have picked up her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress inside the Kodak Theatre, but the singer-actress says the theater is special to her for a very different reason.

Oscars 2011 Top Moments: James Franco in a dress, Taylor Lautner without a shirt

"The first time I came to the Kodak when I was in the American Idolfinale so it makes it that much more surreal every time I come here, and for the Oscars, it's crazy," she tells Chris Harrison.

Check out the the full interview, in which Hudson, 29, shared her weight loss secrets and talked about her upcoming role as Winnie Mandela: