Many of us can agree that Girls Trip was easily one of the biggest films this year. It’s cast of Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, and Tiffany Haddish had audiences lining up across the nation at the Box Office. Yesterday the nominations were revealed for the Golden Globes and to many people’s surprise; Tiffany Haddish did not receive a nomination for her breakout performance. Today her co-star, Jada Pinkett Smith went on to express her disapproval for the snub. In a lengthy message on Twitter, Smith shared her reasons for being upset was the fact that Girls Trip wasn’t even seriously considered. Her message today appeared to be well received as thousands of people retweeted her words on Twitter. Check out what she had to say, below.
I’m not upset about
@TiffanyHaddish or @GirlsTripMovie not getting a nom… I’m discouraged about the fact that the Hollywood Foreign Press @goldenglobes wouldn’t even WATCH the movie. Girls Trip was one of the most successful films this summer & Tiff was hands down the funniest person on screen in 2017 and we couldn’t get eyes on the film or a press conference. How could a nom happen & how much more critical acclaim must a movie have to simply get a screening? But yet… Tiff has been asked to present at their ceremony. This isn’t about shaming, this is about the need for discussion of an antiquated system. And I dare not invalidate all the many journalists and people from all walks of life who have supported this movie by defining the issue as simply… racism. Hollywood has systems in place that must learn to expand its concepts of race, gender equality and inclusion in regard to its perceptions of art across the board. The fact that the brilliance of @TheBigSickMovie went unnoticed and the fact that one of the most prolific films of the year, @GetOutMovie, is considered a comedy… illuminates the depths of the sunken place… for real. Moments like this occur so that we have an opportunity to discuss, recreate and regenerate old paradigms. It’s all about growth. Love.
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