Halle Berry, Alicia Keys and Whitney Houston have been among the big names offering Jennifer Hudson their support as she gets ready to battle for a Best Support Actress Oscar later this month.
Hudson says, "It's all so overwhelming. I'd like to find a way of keeping this special time special."
And she's hoping the messages and gifts from Houston will lead to a chance to duet with the diva.
She adds, "I would love to do a duet with Whitney Houston. That would be a dream for me."
And that dream just could come true - Hudson starts work on her first album next month with music mogul Clive Davis, Houston's longtime mentor.