It was an emotional night for Jennifer Hudson on Wednesday, where she remembered her late nephew at the Do Something Awards.
The singer and Oscar winning actress was honored for her work with Julian D. King Foundation, a foundation that aims to "provide stability, support and positive experiences for children of all backgrounds so that they will become productive, confident and happy adults."
The organization holds an annual "Hatch Day," held on Julian's birthday, where they provide school supplies to inner-city kids.
"Wow, I wasn't gonna cry but I'm a cry baby, so I can't help it," a visibly upset Hudson said as she accepted her award.
"It just shows how much it warms my heart to see so many blessed from our blessings in honor of my nephew and to make a difference in the world," she added. "It's one thing to be a celebrity, but it means nothing if you can't help somebody, make a difference or change."
Hudson's nephew, her mother Darnell and brother Jason were shot to death in 2008 by her sister Julia's estranged husband, William Balfour. In 2012, he was sentenced to life in prison.